London Marathon 2021 Live Stream: Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 Live Stream. The London Marathon is ready to begin in 2021 with around 40,000 runners expected to flood through the streets of the UK’s capital this weekend.
Organisers were forced to postpone last year’s mass participation event with only the elite runners able to compete, but the highlight of the long-distance running calendar is back to its resplendent best this year.
Supporters and spectators are being advised to do so in small groups and only attend the event if absolutely necessary due to ongoing caution around the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means plenty more people will be tuning into soak up the atmosphere from home on their TVs.
BBC boast a bumper coverage package for those looking to hunker down in their homes to watch the event and we have all the details you’re going to need.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the 2021 London Marathon.
When is the London Marathon 2021? Race start times
The London Marathon 2021 takes place on Sunday 3rd October, far from its usual slot in April.
Key times include:
Elite Wheelchair Races: 8:30am
World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes: 8:45am
Elite Women’s Race: 8:55am
Elite Men’s Race: 9:30am
Main Race: 9:30am
How to watch the London Marathon 2021
The event will air across multiple BBC platforms on the day, with coverage kicking off in the morning prior to the first start time.
8am – 10am: BBC Two
10am – 2:30pm: BBC One
2:30pm – 4pm: BBC Red Button
Highlights: 6:00pm – 7:00pm: BBC Two
London Marathon 2021 route
Beginning in Greenwich Park, the marathon takes its competitors on a tour around the capital.
It begins in the south east and weaves around Rotherhithe before passing over the Thames at Tower Bridge and heading along to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.
Runners will then begin the long, long, long home stretch which hugs the river on the north bank past the Tower of London, London Bridge, Blackfriars and more before veering up towards Buckingham Palace and the finish line at The Mall.
Check out the full London Marathon route on their website.