London Marathon 2024: How to track runners and check live results and finish times

Thousands of runners are about to take to the streets of London
Thousands of runners are about to take to the streets of London -Credit:Yui Mok/PA Wire

This year's London Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Thousands of runners of all ages and abilities will take part, raising money for a large number of incredibly deserving causes. More than half a million people entered the ballot to run the 26.2 mile course.

The London Marathon is world-famous and sees some of the most talented runners from across the globe take part. Staggered start times commence from 8.30am and live coverage will air on the BBC, as well as on BBC iPlayer.

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You can also follow all the action on the London Marathon website, or he TCS London Marathon’s official mobile app.

To track a friend or family member, you just need their name and bib number. Updates on their progress are calculated using timing mats which are placed at five-kilometre markers throughout the route.

The app is just as useful to runners as it is supporters, the Mirror reports, as entrants can record their run and even listen to the favourite songs as they make their way around London, and pre-race can utilise it for training tips and advice.

Those who are planning on heading out to the streets to shout for the friends and family, and need the app to work out where to be and when, are urged to follow the obvious advice. Ensuring the phone is fully charged before leaving, or better still boosted by a portable charging device during the day, will save a rapid battery drain.

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