Follow your friends and family as they run today

ByLance T. Lee

Oct 2, 2021

THE London Marathon is back as thousands prepare to take to the streets on Sunday.

And now, thanks to an app developed by organizers Virgin, you can follow the progress of your loved ones throughout the 26.2-mile race.


It’s a chaotic scene around London when the marathon begins – but you can keep track of your loved ones with the special appCredit: Rex Features

How can I follow the runners in the London Marathon 2021?

The Virgin Money London Marathon app allows users to follow specific runners and view the standings for the entire race.

It offers a variety of great features and lets you find and track participants along the race route, helping you track split times, finish positions and results throughout the day.

You can see their progress with each 5k split and track their pace. The app will also predict what time your runner will reach the next 5K checkpoint based on their current pace.

The app is available on iOS and Android.

    The London Marathon app can show participants' split times as well as their position


The London Marathon app can show participants’ split times as well as their positionCredit: Rex Features

What TV channel is the London Marathon broadcast on?

The BBC will broadcast coverage of the London Marathon throughout the day.

It will be on BBC1, BBC Sport Online and Red Button with various cameras available.

The red button will give feedback on elite races and then offer finish line coverage.

What time does the race start?

The 2021 London Marathon will take place TODAY, October 3rd.

The races take place at:

  • 9:05 a.m. – Elite Wheelchair Races
  • 9:10 a.m. – World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup Walking Races
  • 9:25 a.m. – The elite women’s race
  • 10:10 a.m. – The Elite Men’s Run, British and England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Run


What are the favourites?

Eliud Kipchoge will not be racing this year after focusing all his attention on winning gold at the Toyko Olympics.

And Sir Mo Farah is also absent from the event due to injury.

Birhanu Legese is therefore the favorite for the men’s race, while Bridget Kosegei should win the women’s event.

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