Watch London Marathon 2020 Live: The London Marathon may be taking place virtually this year, but here’s everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated event.
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.
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.