The London Marathon 2017 can be defined as the 37th edition of the long-distance race around London’s streets. Both amateurs as well as elite athletes take part in this annual sports event, running the 26 mile and 385 yard course or to put that another way – 42.195 kilometres. Various charitable causes – that’s what the event’s major driver.
Last year Eliud Kipchoge managed to complete the entire route in two hours three minutes and five seconds, thus becoming the fastest runner on this course. Among females, in 2003 a British runner Paula Radcliffe coped with the course for two hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
This year’s event will burst out on April 23, Sunday. First, the wheelchair race will begin at 8.55am. Then, at 9am, it’s going to be followed by Paralympic runners.
The elite females’ race will start at 9.15am, and 40 minutes later the men will lead out the tens of 1,000s of amateur sportsmen.
Don’t forget to switch to BBC 1 at 8.30am to watch the event.