Join thousands of runners and spectators on the streets of London for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.
Every year, more than 30,000 people run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. Event director Hugh Brasher hailed the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon as “the greatest ever” in the history of the race this morning as he reflected on a day that smashed records across the board and saw more people than ever before make the 26-mile journey from Greenwich to Westminster.
Among the record 39,487 finishers on Sunday was Mary Keitany, who set two new world best marks as she ran a stunning solo race to win her third London Marathon women’s title, and Britain’s David Weir, whose thrilling wheelchair win made him the most successful athlete in the event’s 37-year history.
London Marathon Route:
The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames through Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital's famous landmarks, including the Coca Cola London Eye and the Tower of London, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.