Event Info

Elite Women'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 women's field, which features Brigid Kosgei, the women's marathon world record holder.

Brigid Kosgei
KEN
DOB: 20/02/1994
PB: 2:14:04 (Chicago 2018)

London Marathon record
2018: 2nd (2:20:13)
2019: 1st (2:18:20)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Boston: 2017 - 8th (2:31:48)
Chicago: 2017 - 2nd (2:20:22)
2018 - 1st (2:18:35)
2019 - 1st (2:14:04)
Ruth Chepngetich
KEN
DOB: 08/08/1994
PB: 2:17:08 (Dubai 2019)

London Marathon record
None
Abbott World Marathon Majors
None

Marathons in major championships
2019 World Championships: 1st (2:32:43)
Vivian Cheruiyot
KEN
DOB: 11/09/1983
PB: 2:18:31 (London 2018)

London Marathon record
2017: 4th (2:23:50)
2018: 1st (2:18:31)
2019: 2nd (2:20:14)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
New York: 2018 - 2nd (2:26:02)
Degitu Azimeraw
ETH
DOB: 24/01/1999
PB: 2:19:26 (Amsterdam 2019)

London Marathon record
None

Other Abbott World Marathon Majors
None
Ashete Bekere
ETH
DOB: 17/04/1988
PB: 2:20:14 (Berlin 2019)

London Marathon record
None

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2019 - 1st (2:20:14)
Tokyo: 2016 - 7th (2:25:50)

Alemu Megertu
ETH
DOB: 12/10/1997
PB: 2:21:10 (Frankfurt 2019)

London Marathon record
None

Abbott World Marathon Majors
None
Sinead Diver
AUS
DOB: 17/02/1977
PB: 2:24:11 (London 2019)

London Marathon record
2019: 7th (2:24:11)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
New York: 2019 - 5th (2:26:23)

Marathons in major championships
World Championships: 2015 - 21st (2:36:38)
2017 - 20th (2:33:26)
Carla Salome Rocha
POR
DOB: 25/04/1990
PB: 2:24:47 (London 2019)

London Marathon record
2019 - 8th (2:24:47)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2018 - 8th (2:25:27)

Marathons in major championships
2019 World Championships: 28th (2:58:19)
Steph Twell
GBR
DOB: 17/08/1989
PB: 2:26:40 (Frankfurt 2019)

London Marathon record
None

Abbott World Marathon Majors
None
Lily Partridge
GBR
DOB: 09/03/1991
PB: 2:29:24 (London 2018)

London Marathon record
2018 - 8th (2:29:24)
2019 - 17th (2:31:53)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2017 - dnf

Marathons in major championships
European Championships: 2018 - dnf
Sara Hall
USA
DOB: 15 April 1983
PB: 2:22:16 (Berlin 2019)

London Marathon record
2016: 12th (2:30:06)

Abbott World Marathon Majors
Berlin: 2019 - 5th (2:22:16)
Chicago: 2015 - 10th (2:31:14)
Valary Jemeli (KEN)
PB: 2:19.10
Ellie Pashley (AUS)
PB: 2:26.21
Sara Caterina Ribeiro (POR)
PB: 2:26.39
Anna Hahner (GER)
PB: 2:26.44
Molly Seidel (USA)
PB: 2:27.31
Gerda Steyn (RSA)
PB: 2:27.48
Lindsay Flanagan (USA)
PB: 2:28.05
Darya Mykhaylova (UKR)
PB: 2:28.15
Tracy Barlow (GBR)
PB: 2:30.42
Natasha Cockram (GBR)
PB: 2:30.49
Risper Gesabwa (MEX)
PB: 2:30.59
Tish Jones (GBR)
PB: 2:31.00
Bo Ummels (NED)
PB: 2:32.34
Helen Davies (GBR)
PB: 2:34.06
Naomi Mitchell (GBR)
PB: 2:37.51
Edith Chelimo (KEN)
PB: Debut

Pacers

Pauline Kamulu (KEN) Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei (KEN) Lydia Mathathi (KEN) Aly Dixon (GBR) Nancy Jelagat (KEN)
Charlotte Arter (GBR) Susan Krumins (NED)