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Member of the public Josh Griffiths is the first British man to finish the London marathon, with a time of 2:14:49.
Griffiths finished ahead of elite runners and is now in a qualifying spot for the London world championships.
This was his first marathon, and he has impressed hundreds on Twitter following his phenomenal run.
He's part of the Swansea Harrier club and was totally overlooked as he was a club athlete, rather than an elite.
Well done Josh Griffith, Swansea Harrier club athlete, who is the first British man to finish the London Marathon today. Remarkable story.- Billo (@Billo20Four7) April 23, 2017
Member of public, Josh Griffiths, becomes first British male to finish London Marathon and beat elite runners. :clap::clap: pic.twitter.com/RBOKMe8t1W- LADbible (@ladbible) April 23, 2017
Josh Griffiths of Swansea Harriers is first British man home in 2:14:49 ahead of Robbie Simpson's 2:15:04. Griffiths ran off the mass start.- Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) April 23, 2017
Wow well done Josh Griffiths 1st marathon and from mass start to be lead Brit and grab the qualifying spot for London world champs- liz mccolgan (@Lizmccolgan) April 23, 2017
For all those tweeting about the top Brits, keep an eye out for Josh Griffiths. Mentioned under club, not elite! 2.13/ 2.14 pace on debut!- Tom Marshall (@Marshall17TU) April 23, 2017
Josh Griffiths. You deserve it man. https://t.co/lFgnjJLSxw- Aaron Pritchard (@AaronPritchard7) April 23, 2017
Josh is a MSc Sports Coaching Student from Wales, and an Arsenal fan.
Given the way The Gunner's season is currently going, it must be nice for him to get himself some individual glory.
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