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2020 London Marathon: Start time, date, route map, and TV Info

2020 London Marathon: Start time, date, route map, and TV Info

John Smith
John Smith

2020 edition of the London Marathon in very different circumstances this year. The race, which was due to take place on 26 April but was delayed by five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year's route is also set to be somewhat unfamiliar, eschewing its famous trip around the UK capital's landmarks for a more Covid-19-safe revised 19.6 lap closed-loop circuit around St James's Park.

The great news is that getting a live stream of the 2020 London Marathon is really easy, as the BBC has the rights to show it in all its glory - just as it has since the inaugural year in 1981.

London Marathon 2020 Start time

Elite women — 2:15 a.m. ET

Elite men — 5:15 a.m. ET

Elite Wheelchair — 8:10 a.m. ET

2020 London Marathon Route Map

To make maintaining social distancing easier, the usual 26.2-mile route will not be used this year. Instead, the elite athletes will race around a circuit of St. James’ Park, completing 19.6 laps to cover the marathon distance. The elite athletes will be running around St James Park Amateur runners are allowed to run whatever route they like, so long as it is 26.2 miles. The route does not have to be in London.

London Marathon 2020 TV  Channel Info

The BBC goes all out with its coverage of the national treasure that is the London Marathon. So if you're in the UK and you have a TV license, then you can catch across across BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and mobile app.

US Live Covarage: NBC is the home of elite-level athletics in America, and the 2020 London Marathon will be aired in the US on the Olympic Channel, which streams via NBC Sports Gold.

John Smith

Smith has been writing about everything digital for nearly 10 years and is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor