Stats and Figures
Download all the key statistics in the history of the London Marathon from our Media Guide below:
- The current course record of 2:03:05 was set by Eliud Kipchoge in 2016. Kipchoge is also the current world record holder (2:01:39, Berlin 2018).
- The time of 2:17:01 ran by Mary Keitany in 2017 is a women-only marathon world record.
- The British record time of 2:06:21 set by Sir Mo Farah at the 2018 race has since been lowered to 2:05:11 – also a European record – by Farah at the Chicago Marathon.
- The number of finishers at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon hit a record 40,273.
- A record 414,168 people applied in the ballot to run the 2019 race.
- The fastest Guinness World Record set last year by Rob Pope, who ran the fastest marathon in film costume (Forrest Gump) in a time of 2:36:28.
- Kenneth Jones, the oldest runner at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, is 85 years old.