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Press & Media

Media Resources for the Virgin Money London Marathon

The media resources section provides news and information on the Virgin Money London Marathon as well as details on how to contact the London Marathon Events communications team.

This page is updated in the build-up to the event every year, so look out for more information as Marathon Day approaches.

Media Accreditation 

Media accreditation for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed.

Tola Shura Kitata at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Media Guide

Every year, we publish a Virgin Money London Marathon Media Guide, which contains elite athlete profiles, facts and figures and more information about the event.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Media Guide is available to view online and download now.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon – The 40th Race – was held on Sunday 4 October. It was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event took place in a new format with elite-only races held on a bio-secure course around St James’s Park in central London and a virtual event, the Virgin Money London Marathon – Your Way taking place across the world.

Find out how the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon managed to go ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic on our 40th Race page.

The 40th Race recap

Sarah Hall crosses the finish line at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

How The 40th Race happened

Race Results

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon elite men’s race was won by Shura Kitata (ETH) and the elite women’s race winner was Brigid Kosgei (KEN) who was the champion for the second successive year.

The men’s wheelchair race was won by Brent Lakatos (CAN) and the women’s wheelchair race saw Nikita Den Boer (NED) take the victory.

More than 37,000 runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon – Your Way.

Visit our 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon results page for the full list of results from all races.

A participant runs through Canary Wharf

Experience the London Marathon route

Our route takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city – including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. You can get a taste of the course without getting out of breath by watching our speeded-up participant’s eye view of the full 26.2 miles on our route page, which also includes a map and other key information about the iconic course.  

About the London Marathon

The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016. Find out more about how the race has developed over the years. 

Charity

The London Marathon is the world’s largest annual one-day fundraising event. In 2019 the Virgin Money London Marathon raised £66.4 million for charity, setting a new Guinness World Record for an annual one-day charity fundraising event for a 13th successive year. This brought the total raised for charity since 1981 to more than £1 billion.

More than three quarters of competitors run for a good cause and a third of all entry places are offered by charitable organisations. Each year an official Charity of the Year is appointed.

Contact Us – Media

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