London Marathon 2024 schedule, date, start time, prize money, route, live stream telecast

London Marathon 2024 schedule, date, start time, prize money, route, live stream telecast

Know all the details before the 2024 London Marathon, which will be hosted in London on 21st April, including the list of elite participants, date, time, and prize money

On April 21, the 2024 TCS London Marathon will feature over 50,000 participants in the English capital.

London Marathon 2024 schedule, date, start time, prize money, route, live stream telecast where to watch

They will run a 26.2-mile route passing by famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Canary Wharf. Winners in each elite division will receive a top prize of £44,000.

The elite men’s and women’s able-bodied races and men’s and women’s wheelchair races will all have a prize pot of $308,000 (£243,000) with the winners receiving $55k (£44k) each.

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2024 London Marathon schedule, date, venue, track, athletes, & favorites to win

At the 2024 London Marathon, three of the fastest women in history aim to beat the women’s-only world record of 2:17:01 set at the 2017 London Marathon. Tigst Assefa, the current world record holder, and Brigid Kosgei, the Olympic silver medallist, are among the top contenders. Meanwhile, the men’s field is also highly competitive, led by Kenenisa Bekele, the third-fastest marathoner ever, and former New York Marathon champion Tamirat Tola.

In this edition, elite runners aim to beat Mary Keitany’s women’s-only world record time. Assefa, who set a world record for a mixed-gender event in Berlin last September with a time of 2:11:53, not only aims to win her second consecutive Marathon Major but also to break the course record. Meanwhile, Rio 2016 Olympian Callum Hawkins and Emile Cairess are leading the British men in this year’s race.

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Kelvin Kiptum, a 23-year-old from Kenya, won the 2023 London Marathon with a record time of 2:01:25, making it the second-fastest marathon ever. He later broke his own record at the 2023 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:00:35. Tragically, Kiptum passed away in a car accident in February 2024 at the age of 24. The women’s winner of the 2023 London Marathon was Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands, finishing the race in 2:18:33.

When & Where to watch: live stream & TV telecast coverage

In the host country, you can watch it live on BBC One TV and BBC iPlayer, with Eurosport and Discovery also covering parts of Europe and Asia. FloTrack will broadcast it in North America and Australia, and SupersSport will provide live broadcast for fans in Africa.

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According to the schedule, the Elite wheelchair winners will likely pass Buckingham Palace around 10:30 AM on Sunday, while elite women’s winners are anticipated to finish after 12:40 PM BST. The fastest men are likely to complete the course shortly after 12:03 PM.

know the detailed schedule of this marathon:
  • Elite wheelchair men’s and women’s races: 8:00 AM
  • Elite women’s race: 9:00 AM
  • Elite men’s race and mass start: 9:40 AM

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