The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon will be held on April 28, 2019. The fields are some of the finest ever, with Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah on the men’s side and Mary Keitany, Vivian Cheruiyot, Brigid Kosgei on the women’s side, plus Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson.
RunBlogRun has been fortunate enough to cover the marathon for nearly two decades. We will be watching it on BBC, and with the help of several on course viewers, will be providing mile by mile updates for you and some inside commentary that has entertained nearly a quarter of a million athletic fans each year.
We love the London marathon! Why? The London marathon continues to innovate and support both the daily runner and the elite runner. With the deepest field of any World Marathon Majors, we will be fascinated to see the field put together by Spencer Barden, now that David Bedford has retired, will reply to the weather, conditions and competition.
The London Marathon was founded in 1981, and it was a British version of the NYC Marathon, that founders John Disley and Chris Brasher found when they visited the NYC Marathon in 1979.
I love the London marathon for its fields, its citizen runners, its celebration of all things British, and and the wonderful eccentricity that made the dream of the London marathon a reality and a dream for many.
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