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London Marathon 2019: Start time, route, runners and where to watch the running race

1/69 1981

Joint winners of the 1981 London Marathon. Dick Beardsley of USA (left) and Inge Simonsen of Norway, finsish in hand-in-hand to win the first ever race AP

2/69 1981

Runners passing over Tower Bridge

Associated Newspapers

3/69 1981

Winners Dick Beardsley (left) of the United States and Inge Simonsen of Norway crossed the finish line together in 2:11.48. They pose, garlanded with Joyce Smith the first woman home Daily Mail

4/69 1981

The first ever London Marathon saw 6700 runners running the 26 miles and 385 yards from Greenwich Park to Buckingham Palace

Associated Newspapers

5/69 1981

Richard Bourban is pictured running during the London Marathon dressed as a waiter and carrying a bottle of water on a tray. The tray and bottle were not stuck together Daily Mail

6/69 1981

An exhausted runner is carried into an ambulance at the 18 mile stage of the race

Associated Newspapers

7/69 1981

Runners take part in a test event for the first ever London Marathon in Battersea Park Associated Newspapers

8/69 1982

General view of the field at the start of the London Marathon Getty Images

9/69 1982

Comedian Bernie Clifton competes in the London Marathon riding his puppet ostrich ‘Oswald’

Getty Images

10/69 1983

Grete Waitz of Norway passes Tower Bridge. Waitz finished in first place with a time of 2:25.29 Getty Images

11/69 1984

Race founder Chris Brasher pictured at the start of the 1984 London Marathon in Blackheath, London

Getty Images

12/69 1984

Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway and Mary Cotton of England in action during the London Marathon. Kristiansen finished in first place with a time of 2:24.26 Getty Images

13/69 1985

Steve Jones of Great Britain runs past the finishing line to win the London Marathon in London.

Jones won in a time of 2:08.15 Getty Images

14/69 1986

A patriotically dressed competitor waves a Union Flag whilst running the London Marathon Getty Images

15/69 1986

Two wheelchair participants compete in the London Marathon

Evening Standard

16/69 1987

Hiromi Taniguchi #8 of Japan and Hugh Jones #5 of Great Britain lead the field. Taniguchi finished in first place with a time of 2:09.50and Jones in third with a time of 2:10.11 Getty Images

17/69 1988

Exhausted competitors rest

Getty Images

18/69 1989

Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya and Veronique Marot of Great Britain stand on the winners” podium after the London Marathon. Wakiihuri finished in first place with a time of 2:09.03 and Marot finished in first place with a new British record time of 2:25.56 Getty Images

19/69 1990

London Marathon medals

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20/69 1991

A competitor cools off Getty Images

21/69 1992

Genral view of competitors crossing Tower Bridge Getty Images

22/69 1993

Getty ImagesLiz McColgan (left) of Great Britain, Lisa Ondieki (centre) of Australia and Katrin Dorre (right) of Germany in action

Getty Images

23/69 1994

A competitor chats on his mobile phone after completing the London Marathon Getty Images

24/69 1994

Runners race past the Cutty Sark Getty Images

25/69 1995

Mexican Dionicio Ceron raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line of the London Marathon to become the first man to win the race two years in a row.

Ceron completed the course in 2:08.30 AFP/Getty Images

26/69 1996

Liz McColgan of Scotland waves to the crowd after winning the Women’s ‘London Marathon in 2: 27.54 Getty Images

27/69 1997

Chuckles the clown enjoys his run in the London Marathon

Getty Images

28/69 1997

Britain’s David Holding looks up in the final push to the finish during the wheelchair race in the London marathon. Holding won the race in 1:42:15 followed by Hakan Ericsson of Sweden and Ivan Newman of Britain and Bogdan Krol of Poland AFP/Getty Images

29/69 1998

A fun runner puts on his ‘pint of Guinness’ costume

Getty Images

30/69 1999

Joyce Chepchumba of Kenya and Abdelkader El Mouaziz of Morocco acknowledge the crowd after winning their respective races Getty Images

31/69 2000

Antonio Pinto of Portugal takes the tape to win his third London Marathon. Pinto set a new European and Course Record

Getty Images

32/69 2001

Jenny Woodallen of Great Britain who is the oldest Competitor seen during a press conference Getty Images

33/69 2001

The worlds greatest ever track distance runner Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia inspects the course AFP/Getty Images

34/69 2002

Lloyd Scott of Essex continues his journey as he attempts to complete the London Marathon dressed in a deep sea diver’s suit

Getty Images

35/69 2002

An exhausted runner is helped Getty Images

36/69 2002

Paula Radcliffe of England after the London Marathon Elite Mens and Womens races London. Getty Images

37/69 2003

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain wins the womens 2003 London Marathon breaking the tape held by British Olympic rowing hero Sir Steve Redgrave at the Mall

Getty Images

38/69 2003

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain with the womens elite trophy after the 2003 Flora London Marathon on April 13, 2003 at the Mall in London, England. Getty Images

39/69 2003

Ex-Boxer Michael Watson crosses Tower Bridge on his way to walking the Flora London Marathon. He raised money and awareness for the Brain and Spine Foundation

Getty Images

40/69 2004

Thousands of competitors begin their 26.2 mile trek through London from Greenwich Park AFP/Getty Images

41/69 2004

93 year old Fauja Singh (right), the oldest runner in the 2004 marathon, runs over the Millennium Bridge in London with David Bedford (London Marathon race director), after receiving an award in recognition of his outstanding running achievements and also marking his 93rd birthday. Fauja has earned thousands of pounds for BLISS, the premature baby charity

AFP/Getty Images

42/69 2004

A Fun Runner dressed as Wonder Women in action Getty Images

43/69 2004

A solitary runner passes the London Eye as he competes in the London Marathon. The event attracted particpants from 54 different countries

AFP/Getty Images

44/69 2005

A fun runner dressed as a “Star Wars” Stormtrooper competes in the marathon Getty Images

45/69 2005

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain celebrates winning the London Marathon with her trophy Getty Images

46/69 2006

Felix Limo of Kenya crosses the line to win the Men’s London Marathon

Getty Images

47/69 2006

British TV celebrity Jade Goody runs over the Tower Bridge, the half way mark in the London marathon AFP/Getty Images

48/69 2006

Deena Kastor of the United States crosses the line to win the Women’s London Marathon Getty Images

49/69 2007

Martin Lel of Kenya celebrates in front of third placed fellow countryman Felix Limo after winning the Mens Race

Getty Images

50/69 2008

David Weir crosses the line to win the men’s wheelchair event Getty Images

51/69 2009

Runners fill the road after crossing the finish Line near Buckingham Palace AFP/Getty Images

52/69 2010

Princess Beatrice warms up as she prepares to take part in the Virgin London Marathon

Getty Images

53/69 2010

Runners pass by the University of Greenwich Getty Images

54/69 2011

Nell McAndrew completes the London Marathon Getty Images

55/69 2011

Emmanuel Mutai crosses the line to win the London Marathon

Getty Images

56/69 2012

Claire Lomas walks the last mile of the London Marathon. Ms Lomas, who is paralysed from the waist down after a riding accident in 2007, has taken 16 days to complete the 26.2 mile route. Starting out with 36,000 other runners she has averaged 2 miles a day with the help of a bionic ReWalk suit

Getty Images

57/69 2013

Women’s champion Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya (2nd L) and Men’s champion Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia (2nd R) with their trophies, pose with Prince Harry (left) and Sir Richard Branson after winning their respective races during the London Marathon Getty Images

58/69 2014

Runners take part in the London Marathon. World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men’s London Marathon in a course record 2:04.25

AFP/Getty Images

59/69 2014

Sadiq Khan takes part Getty Images

60/69 2014

Runners enjoy the atmosphere as they make their way over Tower Bridge Getty Images

61/69 2014

Mo Farah of Great Britain starts Virgin London Marathon

Getty Images

62/69 2015

Joshua George of the United States competes during the London Marathon Getty Images

63/69 2015

Romeo Beckham (centre) receives the support of his family, brother Cruz Beckham (left), father David Beckham (2nd left) and mother Victoria Beckham after taking part in the junior marathon Getty Images

64/69 2015

Kenya Men’s winner Eliud Kipchoge poses during a photocall after winning the London Marathon

Getty Images

65/69 2016

A runner does a hand stand as they cross the finish line on The Mall during the London Marathon Getty Images

66/69 2016

Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong crosses the finish line to win the Elite Women’s AFP/Getty Images

67/69 2016

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the elite men’s race

AFP/Getty Images

68/69 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry cheers on runners as they hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon PA

69/69

Runners make their way along The Mall towards finish line during the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon PA

1/69 1981

Joint winners of the 1981 London Marathon.

Dick Beardsley of USA (left) and Inge Simonsen of Norway, finsish in hand-in-hand to win the first ever race AP

2/69 1981

Runners passing over Tower Bridge Associated Newspapers

3/69 1981

Winners Dick Beardsley (left) of the United States and Inge Simonsen of Norway crossed the finish line together in 2:11.48.

They pose, garlanded with Joyce Smith the first woman home Daily Mail

4/69 1981

The first ever London Marathon saw 6700 runners running the 26 miles and 385 yards from Greenwich Park to Buckingham Palace Associated Newspapers

5/69 1981

Richard Bourban is pictured running during the London Marathon dressed as a waiter and carrying a bottle of water on a tray.

The tray and bottle were not stuck together Daily Mail

6/69 1981

An exhausted runner is carried into an ambulance at the 18 mile stage of the race Associated Newspapers

7/69 1981

Runners take part in a test event for the first ever London Marathon in Battersea Park

Associated Newspapers

8/69 1982

General view of the field at the start of the London Marathon Getty Images

9/69 1982

Comedian Bernie Clifton competes in the London Marathon riding his puppet ostrich ‘Oswald’ Getty Images

10/69 1983

Grete Waitz of Norway passes Tower Bridge.

Waitz finished in first place with a time of 2:25.29 Getty Images

11/69 1984

Race founder Chris Brasher pictured at the start of the 1984 London Marathon in Blackheath, London Getty Images

12/69 1984

Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway and Mary Cotton of England in action during the London Marathon.

Kristiansen finished in first place with a time of 2:24.26 Getty Images

13/69 1985

Steve Jones of Great Britain runs past the finishing line to win the London Marathon in London. Jones won in a time of 2:08.15

Getty Images

14/69 1986

A patriotically dressed competitor waves a Union Flag whilst running the London Marathon Getty Images

15/69 1986

Two wheelchair participants compete in the London Marathon Evening Standard

16/69 1987

Hiromi Taniguchi #8 of Japan and Hugh Jones #5 of Great Britain lead the field.

Taniguchi finished in first place with a time of 2:09.50and Jones in third with a time of 2:10.11 Getty Images

17/69 1988

Exhausted competitors rest Getty Images

18/69 1989

Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya and Veronique Marot of Great Britain stand on the winners” podium after the London Marathon.

Wakiihuri finished in first place with a time of 2:09.03 and Marot finished in first place with a new British record time of 2:25.56 Getty Images

19/69 1990

London Marathon medals Getty Images

20/69 1991

A competitor cools off

Getty Images

21/69 1992

Genral view of competitors crossing Tower Bridge Getty Images

22/69 1993

Getty ImagesLiz McColgan (left) of Great Britain, Lisa Ondieki (centre) of Australia and Katrin Dorre (right) of Germany in action Getty Images

23/69 1994

A competitor chats on his mobile phone after completing the London Marathon

Getty Images

24/69 1994

Runners race past the Cutty Sark Getty Images

25/69 1995

Mexican Dionicio Ceron raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line of the London Marathon to become the first man to win the race two years in a row. Ceron completed the course in 2:08.30

AFP/Getty Images

26/69 1996

Liz McColgan of Scotland waves to the crowd after winning the Women’s ‘London Marathon in 2: 27.54 Getty Images

27/69 1997

Chuckles the clown enjoys his run in the London Marathon Getty Images

28/69 1997

Britain’s David Holding looks up in the final push to the finish during the wheelchair race in the London marathon.

Holding won the race in 1:42:15 followed by Hakan Ericsson of Sweden and Ivan Newman of Britain and Bogdan Krol of Poland AFP/Getty Images

29/69 1998

A fun runner puts on his ‘pint of Guinness’ costume Getty Images

30/69 1999

Joyce Chepchumba of Kenya and Abdelkader El Mouaziz of Morocco acknowledge the crowd after winning their respective races

Getty Images

31/69 2000

Antonio Pinto of Portugal takes the tape to win his third London Marathon. Pinto set a new European and Course Record Getty Images

32/69 2001

Jenny Woodallen of Great Britain who is the oldest Competitor seen during a press conference

Getty Images

33/69 2001

The worlds greatest ever track distance runner Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia inspects the course AFP/Getty Images

34/69 2002

Lloyd Scott of Essex continues his journey as he attempts to complete the London Marathon dressed in a deep sea diver’s suit Getty Images

35/69 2002

An exhausted runner is helped

Getty Images

36/69 2002

Paula Radcliffe of England after the London Marathon Elite Mens and Womens races London. Getty Images

37/69 2003

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain wins the womens 2003 London Marathon breaking the tape held by British Olympic rowing hero Sir Steve Redgrave at the Mall Getty Images

38/69 2003

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain with the womens elite trophy after the 2003 Flora London Marathon on April 13, 2003 at the Mall in London, England.

Getty Images

39/69 2003

Ex-Boxer Michael Watson crosses Tower Bridge on his way to walking the Flora London Marathon. He raised money and awareness for the Brain and Spine Foundation Getty Images

40/69 2004

Thousands of competitors begin their 26.2 mile trek through London from Greenwich Park

AFP/Getty Images

41/69 2004

93 year old Fauja Singh (right), the oldest runner in the 2004 marathon, runs over the Millennium Bridge in London with David Bedford (London Marathon race director), after receiving an award in recognition of his outstanding running achievements and also marking his 93rd birthday. Fauja has earned thousands of pounds for BLISS, the premature baby charity AFP/Getty Images

42/69 2004

A Fun Runner dressed as Wonder Women in action

Getty Images

43/69 2004

A solitary runner passes the London Eye as he competes in the London Marathon. The event attracted particpants from 54 different countries AFP/Getty Images

44/69 2005

A fun runner dressed as a “Star Wars” Stormtrooper competes in the marathon

Getty Images

45/69 2005

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain celebrates winning the London Marathon with her trophy Getty Images

46/69 2006

Felix Limo of Kenya crosses the line to win the Men’s London Marathon Getty Images

47/69 2006

British TV celebrity Jade Goody runs over the Tower Bridge, the half way mark in the London marathon

AFP/Getty Images

48/69 2006

Deena Kastor of the United States crosses the line to win the Women’s London Marathon Getty Images

49/69 2007

Martin Lel of Kenya celebrates in front of third placed fellow countryman Felix Limo after winning the Mens Race Getty Images

50/69 2008

David Weir crosses the line to win the men’s wheelchair event

Getty Images

51/69 2009

Runners fill the road after crossing the finish Line near Buckingham Palace AFP/Getty Images

52/69 2010

Princess Beatrice warms up as she prepares to take part in the Virgin London Marathon Getty Images

53/69 2010

Runners pass by the University of Greenwich

Getty Images

54/69 2011

Nell McAndrew completes the London Marathon Getty Images

55/69 2011

Emmanuel Mutai crosses the line to win the London Marathon Getty Images

56/69 2012

Claire Lomas walks the last mile of the London Marathon.

Ms Lomas, who is paralysed from the waist down after a riding accident in 2007, has taken 16 days to complete the 26.2 mile route. Starting out with 36,000 other runners she has averaged 2 miles a day with the help of a bionic ReWalk suit Getty Images

57/69 2013

Women’s champion Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya (2nd L) and Men’s champion Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia (2nd R) with their trophies, pose with Prince Harry (left) and Sir Richard Branson after winning their respective races during the London Marathon

Getty Images

58/69 2014

Runners take part in the London Marathon. World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men’s London Marathon in a course record 2:04.25 AFP/Getty Images

59/69 2014

Sadiq Khan takes part

Getty Images

60/69 2014

Runners enjoy the atmosphere as they make their way over Tower Bridge Getty Images

61/69 2014

Mo Farah of Great Britain starts Virgin London Marathon Getty Images

62/69 2015

Joshua George of the United States competes during the London Marathon

Getty Images

63/69 2015

Romeo Beckham (centre) receives the support of his family, brother Cruz Beckham (left), father David Beckham (2nd left) and mother Victoria Beckham after taking part in the junior marathon Getty Images

64/69 2015

Kenya Men’s winner Eliud Kipchoge poses during a photocall after winning the London Marathon Getty Images

65/69 2016

A runner does a hand stand as they cross the finish line on The Mall during the London Marathon

Getty Images

66/69 2016

Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong crosses the finish line to win the Elite Women’s AFP/Getty Images

67/69 2016

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the elite men’s race AFP/Getty Images

68/69 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry cheers on runners as they hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

PA

69/69

Runners make their way along The Mall towards finish line during the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

PA

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