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TCS London Marathon

Sunday April 27th, 2025
London, England
Distance: Marathon
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The London Marathon was first run on March 29, 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since 2010. It is sponsored by Virgin Money and was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and Welsh athlete John Disley.

It is organized by Hugh Brasher (son of Chris) as Race Director and Nick Bitel as Chief Executive. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race begins at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St. James's Park.

Since the first marathon, the course has undergone very few route changes. In 1982, the finishing post was moved from Constitution Hill to Westminster Bridge due to construction works. It remained there for twelve years before moving to its present location at The Mall.

TCS is the new sponsor taking over from Virgin Money starting from the 2022 race. Roughly 40,000 people took part in the 2021 race with another 40,000 doing the virtual race. More than 350,000 people entered the ballot to take part in the 2022 race.


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TCS London Marathon
Prize Money: $313,000

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Roger Wright
An amazing marathon, we run through historic London starting in smaller villages, crossing the Thames River over the Tower Bridge (without question the greatest structure I have ever run over, under or beside) through downtown (Canary Wharf) and finally end up at Buckingham Palace. 70% of the runners run for charities and care more about having a good time rather than a good time. incredible fan support (seemed bigger than NYC or Chicago) and people dress up in costumes to entertain the spectators. I have run many marathons and this is my favorite."
TCS London Marathon, Race Date: 2024-04-21, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:04:01 MUNYAO, Alexander Mutiso ken
2nd Male 2:04:15 BEKELE, Kenenisa ethi
3rd Male 2:06:46 CAIRESS, Emile gbr
4th Male 2:07:05 MAHAMED, Mahamed gbr
Female 2:16:16 JEPCHIRCHIR, Peres ken
2nd Female 2:16:23 ASSEFA, Tigst ethi
3rd Female 2:16:24 JEPKOSGEI, Joyciline ken
4th Female 2:16:34 ALEMU, Megertu ethi
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:04:15 BEKELE, Kenenisa ethi
M 50-59 2:38:29 Robert Ashby USA
M 60-69 2:42:22 Peter Barrett GBR
M 70+ 3:13:31 David Gibson GBR
F 40-49 2:38:02 Lauren Reed GBR
F 50-59 2:48:26 Annabel Granger USA
F 60-69 2:59:06 Treena Johnson GBR
F 70+ 3:33:27 Jeannie Rice USA

TCS London Marathon
The 2020 race was for elite only. The prize money was reduced. It was a lapped course. 2021 hopes to be a "normal" London Marathon again.


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