5 Facts About the London Marathon


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


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


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


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


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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