London Marathon: 2020 race changed to elite-athlete only event
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The 2021 London Marathon takes place this Sunday with thousands of entrants taking to the streets.
The 2020 version was limited to a small-scale, elite field competed over 19 laps in a closed course around St James’ Park due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, it’s back to normal in the world-renowned marathon with more than 40,000 runners taking part.
Follow below for live coverage and pictures from the London Marathon throughout the day.
Just 20 minutes for the first competitors take to the course with the wheelchair race first up
8:50am Elite wheelchairs
9:00am Elite women
9:30am Elite men and staggered mass start
London Marathon LIVE
Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of the 2021 London Marathon.
More than 40,000 runners are getting ready in Blackheath to take part after having to wait two years.
Express Sport is on hand to provide live coverage throughout the morning
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