A BRADFORD-BORN runner on debut was the first British man home in today's London Marathon - beating athletics legend Sir Mo Farah in the process.

Former Bradford Grammar School (BGS) pupil Emile Cairess, who grew up in Saltaire, finished sixth with a time of 2:08:07, making him the third-fastest British man in history.

The 25-year-old finished ahead of Leeds City AC clubmate Phil Sesemann who outsprinted Farah on the final straight to finish eighth.

An hour into the race, on BBC commentary, Paula Radcliffe was very complimentary of BGS.

She said: "He is going very well Emile Cairess.

"He attended Bradford Grammar School.

"The Brownlee brothers (Alistair and Jonny) went to the same school so they have a fair record of turning out good athletes."

After winning a bursary at BGS, Cairess, who began running aged four for Bingley Harriers, left the school in 2016 to take up a place at St Mary's College in London.

Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum won the men's race in the second-fastest marathon in history.

The 23-year-old broke the course record with an incredible time of 2:01.27.

Kiptum tired towards the end and missed out on Eliud Kipchoge's world record by 18 seconds.