Linda Byrne ran two hours 37 minutes and 13 seconds to finish 66th, three seconds ahead of Ava Hutchinson in 68th. Catriona Jennings was last of the finishers in a time of 3:22:11.
Tiki Gelana became the second Ethiopian woman to win marathon gold when she held off Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo to win a soggy race that started and finished in torrential rain.
Gelana clocked 2:23.07 to finish five seconds ahead of Jeptoo who was unable to reel in her African rival in the finishing straight on The Mall. Russian Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova won bronze in 2:23:29