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On Sunday, Oct. 4, the rescheduled London Marathon will be run with elite-only fields completing 19.6 laps of a 1.34-mile circuit around St James’s Park in central London.
When to Watch the 2020 London Marathon
Local start times will be:
Elite Women: 7:15 BST (6:15 GMT),
Elite Men: 10:15 BST (9:15 GMT),
Wheelchair: 13:12 BST (12:12 GMT)
In the US, that translates to:
Elite Women: 2:15 a.m. EDT
Elite Men: 5:15 a.m. EDT
Wheelchair: 8:12 a.m. EDT
Where to Watch the 2020 London Marathon
NBC Sports Network will have live coverage beginning at 2:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 4. The subscription-only NBC Sports Gold will also stream the race live. The Olympic Channel will air a full replay at 2:30 p.m. EDT.
BBC coverage in the UK will start at 7:00 a.m. local time.
International broadcasts can be found here.
Press conferences and pre-race coverage can be found on the London Marathon Youtube channel.
Who to Watch at the 2020 London Marathon
Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathoner in the world (2:01:41) announced on Friday morning, October 2 that he had to withdraw from the race due to a calf injury. So we’ll have to wait for the highly anticipated match up between him and Eliud Kipchoge (world record 2:01:39, exhibition 1:59:40).
But there will still be plenty of opportunity for fireworks. The field also contains six other runners — all Ethiopians — who have broken 2:05:
Mosinet Geremew 2:02:55
Mule Wasihun 2:03:16
Sisay Lemma 2:03:36
Tamirat Tola 2:04:06
Marius Kipserem 2:04:11
Shura Kitata 2:04:49
The women’s field is topped by world record-holder Brigit Kosgei (2:14:01).
Kosgei will have competition from five others who have bested 2:20:
Ruth Chepngetich 2:17:08
Roza Dereje 2:18:30
Vivian Cheruiyot 2:18:31
Valary Jemeli 2:19:10
Degitu Azimeraw 2:19:26