London marathon couple from Dereham cross the line one second apart

PUBLISHED: 22:32 13 April 2014

Becky and Matt Henman at the London Marathon 2014

Becky and Matt Henman at the London Marathon 2014


Becky Henman will forever enjoy bragging rights over her husband Matt finishing the London Marathon one second faster than him.

The Dereham couple crossed the line hand in hand but Mrs Henman, 34, a dance teacher, edged ahead of her 43-year-old husband, who is Dereham Town Football Club’s first team manager, with a time of 4hrs 59mins 47secs.

They were given just 10 weeks to train after securing a last-minute place in the marathon.

Mrs Henman said: “That one second will give me bragging rights for many years to come.”

The couple raised more than £3,600 for children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent.

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