Event Info

Elite Men's Field

The elite races at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be held on a closed-loop circuit around St James’s Park in central London with the iconic finish on The Mall remaining the same as in previous years.

The races, which will also include a wheelchair race, will be held in a secure biosphere as has been the case with other major sporting events such as Test Cricket and Formula 1.

Find out more about the elite men's field, which features Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele – two of the greatest distance runners in history.

Eliud Kipchoge
KEN
DOB: 05/11/1984
PB: 2:01:39 (Berlin 2018)

London Marathon record
2015: 1st (2:04:42)
2016: 1st (2:03:05)
2018: 1st (2:04:17)
2019: 1st (2:02:37)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2013 – 2nd (2:04:05)
2015 - 1st (2:04:00)
2017 - 1st (2:03:32)
2018 - 1st (2:01:39)
Chicago: 2014 – 1st (2:04:11)

Marathons in major championships
2016 Olympics: 1st (2:08:44)
Kenenisa Bekele
ETH
DOB: 13/06/1982
PB: 2:01:41 (Berlin 2019)

London Marathon record
2016: 3rd (2:06:36)
2017: 2nd (2:05:57)
2018: 6th (2:08:53)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2016 – 1st (2:03:03)
2017 – dnf
2019 – 1st (2:01:41)
Chicago: 2014 – 4th (2:05:51)

Mosinet Geremew
ETH
DOB: 12/02/1992
PB: 2:02:55 (London 2019)

London Marathon record
2019: 2nd (2:02:55)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2017 – 3rd (2:06:12)
Chicago: 2018 – 2nd (2:05:24)

Marathons in major championships
2019 World Championships: 2nd (2:10:44)
Marius Kipserem
KEN
DOB: 17/05/1988
PB: 2:04:11 (Rotterdam 2019)

London Marathon record
None

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Tokyo: 2017 – 23rd (2:13:53)

Mule Wasihun
ETH
DOB: 20/10/1993
PB: 2:03:16 (London 2019)

London Marathon record
2019: 3rd (2:03:16)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
None

Marathons in major championships
2019 World Championships: dnf
Tamirat Tola
ETH
DOB: 11/08/1991
PB: 2:04:06 (Dubai 2018)

London Marathon record
2019: 6th (2:06:57)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Boston: 2018 – dnf
New York: 2018 - 4th (2:08:30)
2019 – 4th (2:09:20)

Marathons in major championships
2017 World Championships: 2nd (2:09:49)
Shura Kitata
ETH
DOB: 9/06/1996
PB: 2:04:49 (London 2018)

London Marathon record
2018: 2nd (2:04:49)
2019: 4th (2:05:01)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
New York: 2018 – 2nd 2:06:01
2019 – 5th (2:10:39)
Sondre Nordstad Moen
NOR
DOB: 12/01/1991
PB: 2:05:48 (Fukuoka 2017)

London Marathon record
None

Abbott World Marathon Majors
None

Marathons in major championships
2016 Olympics: 19th (2:14:17)
2018 European Championships: dnf
Sisay Lemma
ETH
DOB: 12/12/1990
PB: 2:03:36 (Berlin 2019)

London Marathon record
2016: 7th (2:10:45)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2019 – 3rd (2:03:36)
Tokyo: 2020 – 3rd (2:04:51)
Chris Thompson
GBR
DOB: 17/04/1981
PB: 2:11:19 (London 2014)

London Marathon record
2014: 11th (2:11:19)
2016: 16th (2:15:05
2017: 30th (2:24:11)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
New York: 2018 – 46th (2:28:54)

Jonny Mellor
GBR
DOB: 27/12/1986
PB: 2:10:03 (Seville 2020)

London Marathon record
2017: 29th (2:18:48)
2018: 14th (2:17:55)
2019: 19th (2:13:25)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2017 – 10th (2:12:57)
2019 – 16th (2:12:29)
New York: 2018 – 15th (2:16:09)

Ben Connor
GBR
DOB: 17/10/1992
PB: Debut

London Marathon record:
None
Abbott World Marathon Majors
None
Vincent Kipchumba (KEN)
PB: 2:05.09
Benson Kipruto (KEN)
PB: 2:05.13
Gideon Kipketer (KEN)
PB: 2:05.51
Arne Gabius (GER)
PB: 2:08.33
Jared Ward (USA)
PB: 2:09.25
Elroy Gelant (RSA)
PB: 2:10.31
Daniele Meucci (ITA)
PB: 2:10.45
Brett Robinson (AUS)
PB: 2:10.55
Juan Luis Barrios (MEX)
PB: 2:10.55
Peter Herzog (AUT)
PB: 2:10.57
Stephen Scullion (IRL)
PB: 2:11.52
Remigijus Kancys (LTU)
PB: 2:12.50
Tristan Woodfine (CAN)
PB: 2:13.16
Michael Clohisey (IRL)
PB: 2:13.19
Frank Futselaar (NED)
PB: 2:14.06
Charlie Hulson (GBR)
PB: 2:14.22
Joshua Griffiths (GBR)
PB: 2:14.25
Melikhaya Frans (RSA)
PB: 2:14.57
Cam Levins (CAN)
PB: 2:09.25
Peter Le Grice (GBR)
PB: 2:16.22
Paul Martelletti (GBR)
PB: 2:16.49
Adam Hickey (GBR)
PB: 2:16.56
Aaron Scott (GBR)
PB: 2:16.57
Dan Nash (GBR)
PB: 2:18.51
Ollie Lockley (GBR)
PB: 2:25.28
Josh Lunn (GBR)
PB: Debut
Ross Millington (GBR)
PB: Debut
Jack Gray (GBR)
PB: Debut

Pacers

Noah Kipkemboi (KEN) Victor Chumo (KEN) Eric Kiptanui (KEN) Alfred Barkach (KEN) Shadrack Kimining (KEN)
Matt Clowes (GBR) Sir Mo Farah (GBR) Jake Smith (GBR)