London Marathon 2019
The London Marathon, held in London, United Kingdom is one of the most popular long-distance running events in the world. This event was first held on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since then. The most recent London Marathon was held on 22 April 2018. This year, it is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 28th April.
The London Marathon was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race commences at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St James’s Park. The route of the London Marathon has undergone very few changes since its commencement. In 1982, the finishing post was shifted from Constitution Hill to Westminster Bridge. It remained there for twelve years before moving to its existing location at The Mall.
The London Marathon is a largely celebrated sporting festival in England. Since its inception in 1981, this event has raised over £450 million for charity. The London Marathon also holds the Guinness world record for being the largest annual fund-raising event in the world. The schedule for the 2019 London Marathon is given below:
2019 Marathon start times
09:05 – Elite Wheelchair Races
09:15 – World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes
09:25 – The Elite Women’s Race
10:10 – The Elite Men’s Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race
Runners from all around the globe wait eagerly throughout the year to participate in this mega event. For international runners, entries into this event are only available from tour operators as part of a travel package. So if you are looking forward to participating in this grand event, you can contact the respective tour operator and plan your travel accordingly. Moreover, if you wish to explore the city and interact with people from various nationalities, you can also consider volunteering in the London Marathon.
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