History of the London Marathon
Here are the highlights of 36 years of fun, fitness and fundraising.
- In the beginning
The story of how the first London Marathon was born.
- Course history
A history of how the runners’ route around London has changed over the years.
- Charity history
The growing importance of the London Marathon as a fundraising event, helping hundreds of good causes, year after year.
- Sponsor history
Discover who’s been backing the London Marathon over the years, and why having a sponsor is so important.
See the results and reports of past London Marathons.