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Virgin Money London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon

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The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday April 22 and set a world record after 386,050 people applied for a place via the public ballot – the biggest number of applications for any marathon in the world.

The iconic event, which first took place in 1981, takes runners on a journey from Blackheath to The Mall.

Two of the greatest marathon fields in history will contest the elite men’s and women’s races this April, when last year’s champions Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany return to defend their titles.

They will be joined by Olympic gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge, Ethiopian track legend Kenenisa Bekele and 10-time global track champion Mo Farah, plus Ethiopian great Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenyans Gladys Cherono and Vivian Cheruiyot and Bahrain’s world champion Rose Chelimo.

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