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London field stacked with elites

Field features world-record holder and five of 10 fastest marathoners in history

Updated: April 11, 2014, 3:55 PM ET
By Roger Robinson | Runner's World

David Bedford, who recruits the elite fields for the London Marathon, is a happy man.

"The best field ever? Yeah, I think so. They're all in shape. They're all here. No major drop-outs. You can't get better than the best," Bedford said. "And with Mo [Farah] as wild card and Haile [Gebrselassie] setting the pace, it'll be a great race.

"At first I was disappointed when [Kenenisa] Bekele chose Paris, but now I think the whole Bekele/Mo debut thing would have dominated if they were ...

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