The London Marathon 2020 is going to take place at the 26th of April, Sunday. We will be updating every day about interesting pieces of stuff happening throughout the heart of London Streets!
Marathons are long-distance running events with a lot of participants. London Marathon is one of them held in London, United Kingdom. London Marathon was established by Olympic winner and reporter Chris Brasher and athlete Jhon Disley in 1981. As a part of the World Marathon Majors (WMM), the London marathon is setting a lot of World records to break.
Things You Need to Know About London Marathon
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.
You can also follow the same process if you want to participate in the London Marathon in 2020. There are many rules for the participants as we call them safety conditions.
- 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.
How to Watch London Marathon 2020 Live Stream
The Official Coverage For London Marathon 2020 will be available on BBC. In the last year, BBC1 and BBC2 broadcasted the London Marathon, Elite Races and main race throughout the day. So, we think this is supposed to be the case in 2020.
Even if they didn’t Broadcast the whole event throughout the day you can enjoy staring at the Race at Youtube Live, Facebook and other Social sites & Streaming platforms.
We’ll be updating guides about every possible to stream the London Marathon 2020.
Guinness World Records Achieved in London Marathon
In 2019, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set the record second-fastest marathon in history with a running time of 2 hours 2 minutes 37 seconds. A total of 40 new Guinness World Records have been achieved by the runners at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. The fastest marathon dressed as an awareness ribbon (male) was attempted by Oliver Williams in a time of 2 hours 36 minutes 52 seconds.
Fastest marathon dressed as a love heart was set by Thomas Brockwell with a time of 3 hours 5 minutes 32 seconds; the previous one was 3 hours 5 minutes 55 seconds.
The fastest marathon dressed as a tent (male) was achieved by Oscar White in 3 hours 57 minutes 5 seconds.
One runner named Kate Carter, who caught the eye of a lot of peoples; completed the 26-mile course dressed as a panda and achieved a record-breaking time of 3 hours 48 minutes 32 seconds; attempted the fastest marathon in a full body-body animal costume (female).
The fastest marathon in a none- racing wheelchair was achieved by Joshua Landmann in a time of 3 hours 18 minutes 59 seconds.
40 other records like this were also achieved in London Marathon 2019.
I hope London Marathon 2020 will give us some more record-breaking performances and also some new records as well.
London Marathon 2020 will be on Sunday, April 26. You can win a t-shirt by applying or register in our upcoming Marathon Tracking android app. This event is something a sports lover waits for. Subscribe to keep yourself updated with all the latest stuff happening on the London Marathon This Year.