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