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"When great minds come together, great things happen."
(Eliud Kipchoge)

World record holder and running philosopher Eliud Kipchoge will return to London to defend his title and take his 4th victory on the Mall. 2018 Runners-up Tola Kitata and Mo Farah will challenge him once again. Beside Kipchoge there will be 7 runners with PBs of sub 2:05 lining up. Men's elite field

The women's field is headed by defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot who will be challenged by the world's best female marathon runner Mary Keitany. Overall there are 7 ladies presenting a sub 2:20 PB! Women's elite field

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A world record of 414,168 runners applied for the 39th London-Marathon that will take place on Sunday, 28th April 2019! 16% of applicants come from overseas, 44% are female and 55% hope to run their very first marathon.

Ballot results are published now. Successful applicants should have received their confirmation letter together with a magazine. Congratulations to everybody who has been lucky to get in!

Don't worry there are still options to enter the world's greatest marathon. Many charities still have places available. Check the official list.

Imagine that runners raised a record 64 million for charity in 2018.

Results 2018

Uli Sauer

2018 report

Vivian Cheruiyot and Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya are the winners of the biggest and hottest London-Marathon ever.
Wheelchar champions are Madison de Rosario (US) and once again British hero David Weir.

A record field of 40,188 runners finished the 38th London Marathon. Also the temperature of 24c is a record. Just after 8 pm, clocking 9:33 h, the last runner got her medal. The rate of female participants increased to a record of 40.5%.

Male and female elites set off at world record pace with impressive half marathon splits of 1:01:00 and 1:07:16. But then they had to pay tribute to the heat of the day. Mary Keitany fell back to 5th place and 2:24:27, Tirunesh Dibaba quit. Vivian Cheruiyot kept calm at the beginning and made a constant high level race to a surprising win. She improved her PB by 5 minutes and is now the world's number 4 at 2:18:31.

Eliud Kipchoge reigned the race and cruised to a safe win after 2:04:17. 21-year-old Tola Kitata of Ethopia made it to second place after 2:04:49 and local hero Mo Farah fulfilled the expectations as 3rd on the podium and setting a new British record at 2:06:21.

Sadly the London Marathon had to confirm a tragic fatality. Matt Campbell (29), a chef from the Lake District and a sub-3h-runner, collapsed at mile 22 and died later in hospital. Matt ran in honour of his recently died father and fundraised for The Brathay Trust. Donations can be given at his
Fundraising Page.


The ballot 2019 was open
from 30 April to 4 May 2018.
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