TV London Marathon Live: The London Marathon 2020 may be taking place virtually this year, but here’s everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated event.
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.
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.
Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money which is a financial services brand for a better banking experience for us worldwide. They have been the sponsors of this event for long 9 years. London Marathon was first to run on 29 March 1981.
Now let us know about the process to get qualified as a participant in this event. If you are not a U.K. resident you can’t participate in this event. Otherwise, there are different age groups for you to stay in the contest. You need to contact the management or visit the official website of the sponsors of the event.rt
Participation in the contest is personal to you; you are strictly prohibited from transferring or offering to sell or allowing any other person to wear the event number.
You are not allowed to use any wheeled device, artificial aid, pets or animals, or any other item that could potentially inhibit the flow or dangerous for you or other participants.
If you are a participant in the wheelchair section of the event, you are permitted to use self- moved wheelchairs without gears or any kind of powered or electronic device.
If you don’t follow the instructions given by event officials; they have the right to refuse entry to the event.
London Marathon is a very long run where you need to run 26.2 miles around London. Since 1981, 746,635 peoples have completed the full course. As we all know, we need hard training to complete this long course. If you want to participate in the contest you need a hard training plan of 10 to 12 weeks.