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How to follow

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon spectators: please watch from home

This year we are encouraging everyone to support the Virgin Money London Marathon by watching the BBC’s live coverage of the event on television and tracking participants using the Official App powered by TCS to reduce crowding on the course.

If you do watch in person, please avoid gathering in large numbers and, if an area is busy, please find another place to watch the event.

Our stewards will ask spectators to move on if areas become crowded. Thank you for your understanding.

Social media

For exclusive coverage in the build-up to the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, make sure you follow @LondonMarathon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Our social media channels will bring you all the latest news, information and live videos and you’ll also be able to see content from other participants and supporters who include the event hashtag #LondonMarathon in their posts.

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The Official App powered by TCS

You will be able to track all your family and friends who are taking part in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon via the Official App powered by TCS. More details will be available nearer to the time. 

How can I watch the Virgin Money London Marathon on TV?

Check out our event timings and details of TV coverage of the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon below – these may be added to and amended in the build-up to Marathon Day. 

BBC coverage

The BBC’s coverage of the Virgin Money London Marathon is multi-platform, with the action broadcasted live on TV, radio, the BBC Sport website, social media and via the Red Button service – so you will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest action throughout the day.

Preliminary broadcast times on Sunday 3 October are 08:00 to 10:00 on BBC2, then 10:00 to 14:30 on BBC1 and then Red Button/iPlayer from 14:30 to 16:00, with highlights on BBC2 from 18:00 to 19:00.

Please note these broadcast times are subject to change.

TV coverage around the world

If you’re outside the UK, we will share a comprehensive list of international TV channels that will show live coverage of the event on this page in the build-up to Marathon Day.

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Race results

Looking for a time from the Virgin Money London Marathon? You can search race results from the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and some previous editions of the event now.

More event information

    • Need help?

      Visit our Help page to find answers to the most common questions we are asked

    • The 40th Race

      How the 2020 event became the only major city marathon to take place since Covid-19 struck

    • Volunteers

      Find out how you can join our team and be a part of the world’s greatest marathon

    • Need help?

      Visit our Help page to find answers to the most common questions we are asked

    • The 40th Race

      How the 2020 event became the only major city marathon to take place since Covid-19 struck

    • Volunteers

      Find out how you can join our team and be a part of the world’s greatest marathon

    • Need help?

      Visit our Help page to find answers to the most common questions we are asked

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