What is the London Marathon tracker app and how to use it?

What is the London Marathon tracker app and how to use it? (Canva/PA)
What is the London Marathon tracker app and how to use it? (Canva/PA)

If you have a loved one taking part in the London Marathon this October and want to find an easy way to see how they're getting on, then you are in luck.

To follow along with their progress on the day, there is a straightforward app that lets you keep an eye on how they are during the marathon.

Although most runners take just over four hours to finish the run, some may take longer and it's always nice to check to see how well they are getting on.

The app says: “Whether you’re taking part in London or in the virtual event – or tracking friends and family – the Official TCS London Marathon App, powered by TCS, is your perfect companion to the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October.”

How does the London Marathon tracker app work?

When you download the app you will be taken to the homepage that gives you all the options and features available including how to track a participant.

You just head to the ‘Tracking’ section and search for the runner by their name or bib number.

It will then show the progress made along the route and if you enable your GPS, the position of the runner will be more accurate.

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Along with being able to track a runner you can also find expert tips and advice, keep up-to-date with the Elite Leader board and find out results.

The app is available to download for both iPhone and Android users and you can download it for either device via the website here.