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London Marathon 2022: Date, live stream, TV channel and confirmed runners for Britain’s annual huge race

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RUNNERS rejoice as they finally return to the capital for another bumper London Marathon – and Sir Mo Farah will be making an appearance.

Both amateur and elite runners will take to the streets of London raising millions for charity along every step of the gruelling 26.2 mile course.

Runners who missed out last year will be hoping to secure a place in this years race.
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Runners making their way across the iconic London bridge.
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The 26.2 mile route starts near Blackheath in Greenwich, passing landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, the Shard, Tower Bridge, and the London Eye.

This year race organisers received more than a quarter of a million applicants, for those that weren’t successful there is a small window to sign up to the virtual London Marathon.

When is the London Marathon 2022?

  • The London Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 2.
  • The race begins at 9.30am.
  • In 2021, the race was moved to the autumn because of Covid restrictions at the start of the year and the calendar date has been retained in 2022.
  • The 2023 London Marathon will return to the traditional calendar slot of April 23.

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What TV channel is the London Marathon on and can I live stream it?

  • You can watch the London Marathon on BBC One.
  • Coverage of the race starts at 8:30am.
  • Viewers can also follow the runners via the Red Button with commentary from of the elite front runners, wheelchair contestants and amateur participants.

How many people are running in the London Marathon and what familiar faces will take part?

There will be a confirmed number of 80,000 participants running at this year’s London Marathon.

And the contestants include amateur’s, musician’s, TV personalities and elite runners.

Full list of celebrities running are:

  • Sir Mo Farah: Four-times Olympic gold medallist
  • Steve Batchelor: hockey coach for Olympic gold medallists
  • Joan Benoit-Samuelson: first gold medallist in the women’s Olympic marathon
  • Sam Bird: Jaguar TCS Racing Formula E Team driver
  • Dr Rangan Chatterjee: British physician, author, television presenter and podcaster
  • Emon Choudhury: BBC Two’s 2020 Race Across the World winner 
  • James Cracknell: double Olympic rowing gold medallist
  • Cynthia Erivo: actor and singer
  • Chris Evans: radio and television presenter
  • Jenni Falconer: radio and TV presenter
  • Harry Judd: musician
  • Stephen Mangan: actor
  • Tom McEwen: Olympic eventing gold medallist
  • Danny Mills: pundit and former England footballer
  • Greg O’Shea: 2019 Love Island winner and Irish Olympian
  • Reece Parkinson: radio DJ and TV presenter
  • Sophie Raworth: BBC presenter
  • Iwan Thomas MBE: TV presenter and former GB Olympian
  • Helen Thorn: comedian, podcaster and one half of Scummy Mummies
  • Stephen Warnock: former England footballer
  • Tyler West: radio DJ and 2022 Strictly Come Dancing contestant
  • Mark Wright: TV personality

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How can I enter the London Marathon 2022 and is the ballot closed?

  • You enter the London Marathon via a ballot, which has now closed.
  • Results of the ballot were announced on March 14.
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