London Marathon 2017: Marathon runners can expect ideal conditions with mild temperatures and light breeze on Sunday, 23 April

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Whether you’re running in the upcoming London marathon or just going along to support all those taking part, you’ll be happy to know the weather will be on your side.

Runners can look forward to “a mild, but not hot, day with a light breeze (which) will help those charity runners who will still be completing the course past noon” says the Met Office.

It will be a dry day and the temperature is expected to be warmest at 4pm reaching highs of 15 degrees.

The 26.2 mile course begins in Blackheath before heading down to Greenwich and then towards the City. The weather may be slightly chilly first thing with temperatures of around eight degrees, but these will continue to rise as the day goes on.

The weather on marathon day hasn’t always been so ideal: some extreme weather was experienced in 2004 when it was particularly wet and windy.

During last year’s race, forecasters predicted cool temperatures with a risk of showers which was good news for runners - but not so much for spectators.

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