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On Sunday 24 April 2016, history was made as the one millionth London Marathon finisher crossed the world famous Finish Line on The Mall.

To mark this great milestone, we created the #oneinamillion campaign to celebrate every runner who has completed the 26.2-mile challenge since the first race took place back in 1981. Every runner who has finished the race in the 36 years since it began is invited to share their marathon memories on Twitter @LondonMarathon using the hashtag #oneinamillion

Get your commemorative T-shirt!

Every finisher in the 36 London Marathons from 1981 to 2016 can now order a special #oneinamillion T-shirt, which will be printed with a unique finisher number. Please note that this unique number is your chronological finisher position in the marathon since 1981 and not your runner number from the year(s) that you raced.

Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen, joint winners of the first London Marathon in 1981 will have the number #oneinamillion 1. There were 6255 finishers in the first year so the 1982 men's champion Hugh Jones, the first British male winner, is #oneinamillion 6256.

The official results of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon have now been uploaded to our historical results database. Any further result changes will not affect the chronological finisher order of this database.

If you were one of the runners who crossed the Finish Line after the one millionth finisher, your souvenir T-shirt will feature the hashtag #2ndmillion alongside your unique finisher number, which will be reset to 1 for the 1,000,001 finisher etc.

The special edition adidas moisture-management T-shirts cost £18.50 (plus P&P) and all profits will go to The London Marathon Charitable Trust to fund sport and recreation facilities in areas where London Marathon Events Limited organises events.

It has been a huge project to create the full results database from 1981. Twenty years of historical results from different sources were manually inputted and merged with the electronic results from 2001-2016. If you are unable to find your result on the #oneinamillion T-shirt database, please email million@londonmarathonevents.co.uk