The Virgin London Marathon 2017

The Mall, St. James’s, London 51.504384 -0.134376
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Note: These timings have not been confirmed, but last year's race began at 9.15 AM (elite women) and 10 AM (elite men, and mass start)
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The London Marathon is one of the most famous marathons in world athletics.

The main race will begin in Greenwich Park at 9.45 AM and immediately head east towards Woolwich. The runners will turn near Woolwich High Street at approx 10.15 AM, and head back towards Greenwich, passing the Cutty Sark at around 10.45 AM.

They will then follow the bend of the river north, past Rotherhithe, and cross the river at Tower Bridge. The runners will have covered 12-miles by this point, and it will be around 11.40 AM.

The runners will then head east again towards Canary Wharf, running around the entire loop of the Isle of Dogs, and passing One Canada Square at around 12:30 PM. They will then double back through Limehouse and towards The City.

The 23-mile point will be reached at the Tower of London at around 13.10 PM, and they will pass Temple 10 minutes later. A sprint along Victoria Embankment will take them down to Westminster Bridge at approx 13.30 PM. They will then scout the southside of St. James's Park and finish outside Buckingham Palace at 13.45 PM.

Note: All timings are subject to change as we get closer to the date.

The current men's record for the 26.2 miles is 2.04:40, set by the Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai in 2011. The women's record is held by Britain's own Paula Radcliffe, with a time of 2.15:25 in 2003.

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