The Spirit of the London Marathon
At the 2017 London Marathon, millions of people around the world were moved by the sight of Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees helping David Wyeth down The Mall to the Finish Line.
That moment inspired the creation of the Spirit of the London Marathon Awards.
These awards celebrate the unique spirit of the world’s biggest marathon and showcase the extraordinary stories of our participants, champions, volunteers and supporters.
Wyeth and Rees were named as the first winners of the Spirit of the London Marathon Award and former boxer Michael Watson – who completed the 2003 London Marathon 12 years after suffering severe brain injuries in a world title fight – was the third recipient.