Games record: 2:09:12 Ian Thompson (ENG) 1974
Defending champion: Michael Shelley (AUS) 2:11:15
Home nations interest: Callum Hawkins, Robbie Simpson (SCO); Josh Griffiths, Andrew Davies (WAL); Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward (NIR); Lee Merrien (GUE)
AW’s prediction: 1 Hawkins (SCO); 2 Zane Robertson (NZL); 3 Nicholas Kamakya (KEN)
Did you know? Britain won four golds from 1962-74 and Ian Thompson’s win in 1974 is still the Games record.