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"When great minds come together, great things happen."
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
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
Don't worry there are still options to enter the world's
greatest marathon. Many charities still have places available.
Imagine that runners raised a record £ 64 million for charity in
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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 24°c 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
The ballot 2019 was open
30 April to 4 May 2018.
More options to enter
2019 race day is
Virgin London Marathon
helpline:+44 20 7902 0200
mo-fr 9am to 5pm local time
Virgin London Mini
Marathon Pace Runners
Runners' World UK Forum