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‘Hardest Geezer’ Russ Cook, the endurance athlete who just lately ran the size of Africa, will probably be among the many file variety of individuals participating in tomorrow’s London Marathon.

More than 50,000 – elite and charitable runners – are anticipated to take to the streets of the capital on what’s forecast to be a dry and brilliant Sunday with cool temperatures of 12C.

This yr’s race will mark the primary time that wheelchair and non-disabled athletes have obtained the identical prize cash for a marathon.

A world file 578,000 individuals entered the poll for this yr’s occasion, making it the most well-liked marathon on the earth.

There will probably be a number of celebrities together with EastEnders forged members Emma Barton and Jamie Borthwick who will run as a part of a storyline by which their characters Honey and Jay run in reminiscence of Jay’s late spouse, Lola (performed by Danielle Harold), who died of a mind tumour in 2023.


50,000 to participate in marathon

The poll for subsequent yr’s TCS London Marathon has opened on the eve of the 2024 occasion.

A world file 578,000 individuals entered the poll for this yr’s occasion which takes place on Sunday, making it the most well-liked marathon on the earth.

More than 50,000 individuals, a file quantity, are anticipated to participate on what is because of be a dry and brilliant day with temperatures as much as 12C.

Last yr, forward of the race, a complete of £39 million was raised by London Marathon individuals on the fundraising web site (PA) (PA Archive)

Matt Mathers20 April 2024 10:23


Date, occasions, route and methods to watch race

The London Marathon returns in 2024 with one other action-packed day of elite and charitable racing.

The annual highway race within the English capital is once more held in a conventional slot in April, with 1000’s coming into the mass participation occasion and bidding to finish the 26.2-mile course.

Here is the whole lot it’s worthwhile to learn about when it begins, the route it’ll take and methods to watch:

Matt Mathers20 April 2024 10:16


Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s protection of the London Marathon.

We’ll have all of the build-up and motion from the race, which will get underway tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned for the most recent updates.

Matt Mathers20 April 2024 10:14