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London Marathon

by Frankie Wythe on 03 April 2018 14:41

The London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 22nd April 2018.


Start Times

· 08:55 – Elite Wheelchair Races

· 09:00 – World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races

· 09:15 – The Elite Women's Race

· 10:00 – The Elite Men's Race, British Athletics & England Athletics           Marathon Championships and Mass Race


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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is partnering with the Virgin Money London Marathon for the 11th year running, giving participants in the world’s greatest marathon the chance to become official record title holders. At the 2017 event there were 40 new Guinness World Records titles achieved with attempts by 73 runners, ranging from the Fastest marathon in a two-person costume – a Jamaican bobsled to the Fastest marathon dressed as a toilet roll!


TV and Radio Coverage

The BBC’s coverage of the Virgin Money London Marathon is multi-platform, with the audience able to follow the action on the BBC Sport website, the Red Button service and social media – as well as on      traditional mainstream network television and radio. The BBC's television coverage schedule for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available in the build-up to Race Day.

The core television coverage has dedicated expert presenters, reporters and commentary teams guiding viewers through the event on BBC One – including highlights of the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon and Mini London Wheelchair Marathon. The Red Button TV service gives separate expert   commentary on a dedicated combined elite race feed, for those who want only elite race coverage, and then offers Finish Line coverage of all runners as they complete the race – accompanied by a graphics ticker containing messages sent in by friends and loved ones. Network television will also show highlights of the whole day on BBC Two.  

BBC Radio 5 live will also give comprehensive coverage of the event as usual – fronted by John Inverdale with lead commentators Mike Costello and Ed Harry, and reporters including Colin Paterson, Jennie Gow and Sonja McLaughlan. BBC Radio London will feature live coverage and reports through the afternoon on BBC Radio London 94.9, BBC Radio London digital radio and BBC Radio London online.


Frankie Wythe

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