Britain's Sophie Hardy (pictured) raced to fame crossing the finish as the first woman after one hour and 14 minutes.
The Red Cross reports that quite a few people needed treatment during the course of the race. Most suffered light injuries, often because they were not wearing sensible shoes. Nearly 500 needed treatment because of the heat or other ailments. Dehydration, strained muscles and other minor injuries created work for Red Cross carers. Nobody suffered life-threatening injuries.