The marathon takes place on Sunday, October 2.

Start time

  • 08.30: Mini London marathon
  • 08.50: Elite wheelchair races
  • 09.00: Elite women’s race start
  • 09.30: Elite men’s race and mass start

The 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM BST time zone in London and most of Europe is 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM in the EST time zone: Toronto, New York, and Washington. In the PST time zone, in Western North America for example Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles the start time will be 1:00 AM and 1:30 AM.

How to watch

Of course, the marathon will be broadcast live on the BBC from 08:30 BST, on BBC One and BBC Two, as well as the Red Button and iPlayer.

Where else

Globosat (Brazil Live) Rogers Sportsnet (Canada Live) CCTV5 (China Live) RAI (Italy Live) Supersport (Pan Africa 48 Countries Live) Eurosport (Pan Asia 47 Countries Live) ESPN Sur (Pan Central America 16 Countries Live) Eurosport (Pan Europe 63 Countries Live) OSN (Pan Middle East 25 Countries Live) Sky (New Zealand Delayed) Universal Sports (USA Live) EBU (Pan Europe News Access) SNTV (World News Access) Reuters (World News Access).

Elsewhere…

BroadcasterTerritory
SportTV 2Brazil
Great Sports ChannelChina
Olympic ChannelChina, Japan & MENA*
EBUEurope
ZDFGermany
Sport 1Israel
NTVKenya
Sky Sport 6New Zealand
NRK 1Norway
SuperSport Variety 3 and 4Pan Africa
Eurosport 2Pan Asia & Pan Europe*
Eurosport PlayerPan Asia & Pan Europe*
Discovery+Pan Asia & Pan Europe*
ESPN PlayPan Latin America*
Star+Pan Latin America*
TeledeporteSpain
SRG-SSRSwitzerland
ZBC2Tanzania
NTVUganda
ReutersWorldwide (excluding UK)
SNTVWorldwide (excluding UK)
FlotrackAustralia, Canada & USA

All eyes on Mo Farah

All eyes will be on Mo Farah. Can he make a go of the London Marathon? The 39-year-old ran as fast as 2:05:11 in Chicago in 2018. That performance stands as the British record.

Farah is noted for winning when it counts, not necessarily the fastest times. For example, thrice he won double gold in the World Athletics Championships over the 5000m and 10,000m distances. Twice he did the same during the Olympic Games. Farah owns nine British records from the 1500m to the marathon. Interestingly, his two best performances time-wise was in the 1500m 3:28:81 and two-mile indoor event in 8:03.40.

Last Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge at age 37, won the Berlin Marathon in a new world record time of 2:01:09. No one is expecting the 39-year-old Farah to challenge that time, but can he win London and can he run sub-2:05?

Men’s elite field

London Marathon 2022 elite men’s field

Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 2:01:41
Birhanu Legese (ETH) 2:02:48
Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 2:02:55
Amos Kipruto (KEN) 2:03:13
Sisay Lemma (ETH) 2:03:36
Bashir Abdi (BEL) 2:03:36
Tamirat Tola (ETH) 2:03:39
Kinde Atanaw (ETH) 2:03:51
Leul Gebresilase (ETH) 2:04:12
Vincent Kipchumba (KEN) 2:04:28
Sir Mo Farah (GBR) 2:05:11
Naoki Okamoto (JPN) 2:08:04
Naoki Aiba (JPN) 2:08:44
Kohei Futaoka (JPN) 2:09:14
Chris Thompson (GBR) 2:10:52
Brett Robinson (AUS) 2:10:55
Jack Rayner (AUS) 2:11:06
Weynay Ghebresilasie (GBR) 2:12:17
Mohamud Aadan (GBR) 2:12:20
Philip Sesemann (GBR) 2:12:58
Mike Sayenko (USA) 2:13:00

Course records

Men: 2:02:37 (Eliud Kipchoge, KEN, 2019)
Women (mixed): 2:15:25 (Paula Radcliffe, GBR, 2003)
Women only: 2:17:01 (Mary Keitany, KEN, 2017)
Wheelchair men: 1:26:27 (Marcel Hug, SUI, 2021)
Wheelchair women: 1:39:52 (Manuela Schär, SUI, 2021)

Prize money

  • Total elite races: US$ 79,260
  • Winners (men and women): US$ 30,000
  • Total wheelchair races: US$ 42,300
  • Wheelchair winners (men and women): US$ 20,000

Women’s elite field

Brigid KOSGEI (KEN): Marathon Personal best – 2:14:04 (WR)
Yalemzerf YEHUALAW (ETH): 2:17:23
Joyciline JEPKOSGEI (KEN): 2:17:43
Degitu AZIMERAW (ETH): 2:17:58
Ashete BEKERE (ETH): 2:17:58
Joan Chelimo MELLY (ROU): 2:18:04
Sutume Asefa KEBEDE (ETH): 2:18:12
Alemu MEGERTU (ETH): 2:18:51
Hiwot GEBREKIDAN (ETH): 2:19:10
Ababel YESHANEH (ETH): 2:20:51
Mary NGUGI (KEN): 2:21:32
Charlotte PURDUE (GBR): 2:23:26
Reia IWADE (JPN): 2:23:52
Stephanie TWELL (GBR): 2:26:40
Rose HARVEY (GBR): 2:27:20
Marci KLIMEK (USA): 2:30:48
Samantha HARRISON (GBR): 2:32:22
Anna BRACEGIRDLE (GBR): 2:34:20
Emma STYLES (GBR): 2:37:36
Girmawit GEBRZIHAIR (ETH): Debut
Eilish McCOLGAN (GBR): Debut

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