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5 Facts About the London Marathon

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The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors.

The Abbott World Marathon Majors, originally known as the World Marathon Majors, is a championship-style competition for marathon runners that started in 2006.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in western Europe.

The marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres, usually run as a road race.

London Marathon 2016 (full race) by Marathon

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The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since.

THE LONDON MARATHON ~ M O M E N T S by Richard Van Wyk

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Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

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The most recent event was the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April 2017.

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The date of the next London Marathon has yet to be confirmed, however it is likely to be Sunday 22 April 2018.

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