RUNNERS rejoice as they return to the capital for another bumper London Marathon.

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.

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 pro runners are confirmed?

  • 50,000 places were available by ballot, but the exact number is yet to be confirmed.
  • The race list has yet to be confirmed but a number of British athletes are expected to compete.

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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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