Watch London Marathon 2020 Live Elite Men’s Race: The London Marathon 2020 may be taking place virtually this year, but here’s everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated event.
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Less than 15 mins until Kipchoge and co begin
After a damp, cold and dark start, that certainly livened up in the women’s race. Time to catch your breath and get a brew ahead of the men’s race. After not moving from my seat for the last three hours, I’m off to stretch my legs quickly. Back shortly.jh
The London Marathon may look a little different this year, but it’s still going ahead on Sunday – with runners all over the UK taking part in the virtual race for the event’s 40th birthday.
Over 45,000 runners are predicted to be taking on the weighty challenge, which takes place virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic, and gives participants 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete 26.2 miles anywhere in the UK.
When is the London Marathon 2020?
The London Marathon 2020 takes place on Sunday 4th October, and begins at 7.15am, with different groups beginning the race at different times.
Race start times (ET)
Elite women — 2:15 a.m.
Elite men — 5:15
Elite wheelchair — 8:10
How to apply for London Marathon:
Applications for the London Marathon are now closed – however due to the ongoing pandemic, you can complete the marathon virtually by running the 26.2 mile distance anywhere.
General entries to The 40th Race have now sold out, but some charities do have a few places available.
How to watch London Marathon Live:
The BBC will be airing the London Marathon this year, with Gabby Logan presenting coverage of the 40th event live from the Mall.
BBC Two will be kicking off the coverage at 7am, with the Elite Women’s Race, before the show moves onto BBC One at 10am. From 1pm, coverage will move back onto BBC Two until 3.20pm.hj
NBCSN coverage starts at 2 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel picks up coverage at 8 with the wheelchair races.
London Marathon 2020 route:
While most people running the London Marathon will be able to do so virtually, and therefore can run any route they want, the Elite and wheelchair races are taking place in a biosphere environment on a closed-loop course around St James’s Park in London, with the race finishing on The Mall as it has done in previous years.
What a finish from Sara Hall! She closes down the world champion and sprints past her on the line, Chepngetich just had nothing left, and possibly didn’t realise the American was approaching fast behind.jh
The time is really not that important in these conditions today but for those that want it, the clock stopped at 2hrs 18mins 58secs. Fabulous effort.
Now onto the race for second and third…
BRIGID KOSGEI WINS THE WOMEN’S RACE
It’s been a different elite race for the London Marathon this year but it’s business as usual for Kosgei as she successfully defends her title. So strong in the latter stages. Just too good.
Hall takes second with a sprint
What a finish from Sara Hall! She closes down the world champion and sprints past her on the line, Chepngetich just had nothing left, and possibly didn’t realise the American was approaching fast behind.jhk
Kosgei stretching out
Kosgei takes a look behind her. Luckily she knows who she needs to look out for as the Kenyan is lapping runners for fun. She’s just passed South African Gerda Steyn who is inside the top 10. That’s the issue with this lap set-up.hjk