Michelle Keegan dons a black polo neck sweater as she supports Mark Wright at the London Marathon


Michelle Keegan joins mother-in-law Carol at the London Marathon as they cheer exhausted Mark Wright across the finish line after his mammoth run on behalf of FLORA’s Get Towns Active

Michelle Keegan cut a trendy figure as she supported her husband Mark Wright as he competed in the London Marathon on Sunday.

The actress, 35, looked chic in a black polo neck sweater which she teamed up with cream trousers and purple trainers, while carrying an oversized black handbag.

She framed her face with a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses and tied her chocolate locks into a messy bun for the outing.

Chic: Michelle Keegan looked trendy in a black polo neck sweater and cream trousers as she supported her husband Mark Wright at the London Marathon on Sunday

The former Coronation Street star beamed from ear-to-ear as she greeted the ex TOWIE star, 35, at the finish line, along with his mum Carol, 62.

Mark took to his Instagram Stories throughout the day to keep his fans abreast with selfie-style videos, but didn’t reveal his place in the race.

The star – who is running with FLORA for its Get Towns Active campaign – was forced to pull out of last year’s marathon after suffering a tear in his calf muscle.

He recently revealed he’s ‘nervous’ he could get injured again ahead of this year’s race, and was ‘devastated’ last year when he had to pull out.

Family: The former Coronation Street star (right) beamed from ear-to-ear as she greeted the ex TOWIE star, 35, at the finish line, along with his mum Carol, 62 (left)

Family: The former Coronation Street star (right) beamed from ear-to-ear as she greeted the ex TOWIE star, 35, at the finish line, along with his mum Carol, 62 (left)

He said: ‘At the time, it was devastating. I had done quite a bit of training and I was really looking forward to it and I went on the day and saw the atmosphere.’

Speaking to The Mirror, he added: ‘I am nervous about getting injured every time I go out for a run or when I do a session. I’m nervous that I’m going to get injured.

‘I’ve just got to keep my fingers crossed, keep working hard, keep the recovery, the ice baths etc.’

The TV presenter joined more than 40,000 runners who tackled the gruelling 26.2-mile course from Greenwich Park to the Mall near Buckingham Palace.

Running: Mark took to his Instagram Stories throughout the day to keep his fans abreast with selfie-style videos, but didn't reveal his place in the race

Running: Mark took to his Instagram Stories throughout the day to keep his fans abreast with selfie-style videos, but didn’t reveal his place in the race

He joined celebrities such as Green Wing star Stephen Mangan, McFly’s Harry Judd, Kate Lawler and James Cracknell. 

Before the mass event got underway this morning, there was a moving rendition of the national anthem in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died last month. 

After the tribute the elite men and the mass group were set on their way by England Lionesses Leah Williamson, Ellen White and Jill Scott.

Many of those taking part will be doing so for charity, often with moving personal stories behind why they are putting their bodies through the wringer having spent months, and sometimes years, preparing for the big event.

As competitors make their way past the crowds they will also see the iconic landmarks of the capital, including Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the London Eye, Westminster and of course, Buckingham Palace on the home straight.

Equally iconic are the now-famous fancy dress costumes that some runners will don as they take part, with giant sunflowers, Minions and even Big Ben’s Elizabeth Tower all set to draw attention as they make their way around the course.

The wheelchair races saw early success for the Brits as David Weir and Eden Rainbow-Cooper in the men’s and women’s races respectively.

Comeback: The star - who is running with FLORA for its Get Towns Active campaign - was forced to pull out of last year's marathon after suffering a tear in his calf muscle

Comeback: The star – who is running with FLORA for its Get Towns Active campaign – was forced to pull out of last year’s marathon after suffering a tear in his calf muscle

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