Virgin Money London Marathon

On your marks, get set - the Virgin Money London Marathon is coming to town once again. Peter Gray reports.

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The Virgin Money London Marathon is a modern-day sporting institution with hundreds of thousands of people taking place in the race every year. It is not hard to understand the appeal, either, as the event offers visitors an absolutely great day out, whether participating in the race or cheering participants on from the sidelines.

The Competition

The race has been lucky enough to have been graced by some of the world’s best athletes. People like Chris Powell (footballer) and Mo Farah are just two. Here, Olympic Gold Medallist Farah talks about this year’s race and his expected battle with World Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge:

The Route

The route for the event will take the runners through South London, passing through Greenwich and Woolwich. The marathon will then enter North London, passing over Tower Bridge and past the impressive sight of the Tower of London. The final stretch of the run will take in many of London’s most iconic monuments including St Pauls and the Houses of Parliament before the event finally ends in The Mall. Here’s a video of the full route:

The Virgin Money London marathon has a history of attracting celebrities from the worlds of television, music and entertainment with the likes of DJ Chris Evans, Adam Woodyatt from EastEnders, presenter Jenni Falconer and Radio DJ Adele Roberts all participating in recent events.

EastEnders star Woodyatt took part in the event as a way of saying thank you to the Air Ambulance and Children’s Air Ambulance services which came to his families’ rescue when his son Sam was involved in a road traffic accident.

The Virgin Money London Marathon – Raising Money For Good Causes

In 2019 the money raised for charity by the event reached the quite phenomenal total of £1,000,000,000. Virgin subsequently released the video below to say thank you:

The Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday the 2nd of October 2022 at 10am. The race will once again begin in Blackheath and finish at The Mall.

For more information on the race, please visit the official site of the marathon:

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What: marathon
When: 2nd Oct 22
Where: Central London
Website: London Marathon