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Readers ask: London marathon route?

What is the route of the London Marathon?

The route starts at Blackheath, and passes through Greenwich before crossing the Thames over the world-famous Tower Bridge. It then continues through central London, winding around the peaks of Canary Wharf and along Victoria Embankment before finishing on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

What time does the London Marathon start and finish?

London Marathon date and start time

The women’s elite race begins at 7.15am and should finish around 9.40am, with winning times in this event averaging around 2 hours and 20 minutes. The men’s elite race then gets underway at 10.15am, with star runners Kipchoge and Sisay Lemma set to compete.

What time does the London Marathon start?

What time does the London Marathon start? Elite wheelchair athletes set off first at 9.05am, followed by the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races at 9.10am. The elite women’s race starts at 9.25am, while the gun goes for the elite men at 10.10am.

Is London Marathon a fast course?

“It is a fast course, it is fairly flat and it does lend itself to people at the front of the course running fast times,” Strava’s Mills says.

Can you walk the London Marathon?

Can you walk the London Marathon? Of course you can – it will take you a verrrrrrry long time though, which leads us onto the next question.

What is the slowest London marathon time?

Firefighter Lloyd Scott is famous for wearing a 130-pound antique deep-sea diving suit during the 2002 London Marathon. He set a record for the slowest marathon time, completing the race in five days, eight hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds — a record he then broke at the New York Marathon.

How long does it take to walk the London Marathon?

The walk should take approximately 8-9 hours for fit and strong walkers; others should allow longer. It may take some walkers up to 12 hours. This is not a competitive event! You can go at your own pace, but if we are concerned about you being able to finish the distance safely, we will recommend you stop early.

Will London Marathon 2021 go ahead?

Organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon are ‘very optimistic’ this year’s event will go ahead – which means if you haven’t already, it’s time to get training. But with summer 2021 hopefully looking a little more normal we should also see the return of the London Marathon.

What is the qualifying time for the London Marathon?

You need to be a member of an athletics club associated with British Athletics and have a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon or half marathon. Usually the times are Men sub 1.15 half or sub 2.45 marathon; Women sub 1.30 half or sub 3.15 marathon.

Where should I stay for the London Marathon?

Accommodation close to Start Line of London Marathon

  • ibis London Greenwich. SE10 9JN, London, 30 Stockwell Street.
  • Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich. SE10 0GD, London, Bugsbys Way.
  • De Vere Devonport House.
  • Novotel London Greenwich.
  • St Christopher’s Greenwich.
  • The Pilot Inn.
  • The Angerstein Hotel.
  • OYO The King William Hotel.

What date is the London Marathon 2021?

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October.

What Mile is Tower Bridge on London Marathon?

Mile 12: Tower Bridge

Built between 1886 and 1894, the bridge offers millions of viewers from around the world an amazing view of you and thousands of other runners crossing the River Thames from south to north just before the halfway point in the marathon.

How many runners run the London Marathon?

Join thousands of runners and spectators on the streets of London for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. Every year, more than 40,000 people run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London.

What do you get if you win the London Marathon?

London Marathon Winners and Prize Money

The race recognizes and rewards winners in a number of categories. In 2019, the winners of the men’s and women’s elite races were awarded $55,000, while second place received $30,000. Third place got $22,500.

Can you wear headphones in London Marathon?

Headphones are usually banned in races with running routes that cross roads, as a health and safety precaution. In the London Marathon, headphones aren’t banned – presumably because the race route is all sealed off and made safe for the participants.

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