Date Sunday 26 April 2015
Location
Various venues
 
 
Thousands of professional athletes and amateur runners take to the streets of London for the annual London Marathon. The 26 mile course begins in Greenwich and finishes on the Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace. Spectators line the scenic route from start to finish and many roads across the capital will be closed on 26 April 2015.

Many amateur runners wear fancy dress and donate sponsor money to a charity of choice. Top athletes from around the world compete in the London Marathon and previous runners include Olympic medallist Mo Farah and marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe.

The London Marathon rote passes some amazing city sights, including the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and Buckingham Palace.