This year the London marathon might not be similar to the previous years, but on Sunday it will still take place. Runners across the UK will participate in the virtual race as the event celebrates its 40th birthday.
More than 45,000 runners are expected to take part in the marathon, which will be a virtual affair this year due to the pro casting COVID-19 pandemic. The participants will have time and it will be 1 sec less than 24 hours to complete 26.2 miles anywhere in the UK.
Meanwhile, the wheelchair race along with the Elite race will still be conducted in London. The athletes will descend upon a secure biosphere in St James’ Square where loops of closed-course will be covered.
In this article, you will know everything about the 2020 London Marathon like the date, time, and how to watch the event?
When will the 2020 London Marathon be held?
The 2020 London Marathon will be held on Sunday the 4th of October. The start time will be 7:15 am, with the different people starting the race at different times.
- Elite Women’s Race will start at 7:15 am
- Elite Men’s Race will start at 10:15 am
- Wheelchair Races will start at 1:10 pm
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How to watch the 2020 London Marathon Live streaming Reddit channels
With the 2020 London Marathon taking place virtually and no spectators will be permitted to watch the event from the roadside, it is always a better thing to watch the event online. And you must be wondering how to do that?
Well, don’t worry in this article you will get all the information to watch the marathon right from your home. There are some of the channels that will cover the event for which you will have to get the subscription. These subscriptions are not only better but also cheaper than cable TV.
Reddit is the option that you can rely on to watch the 2020 London Marathon if you don’t want to spend money. The only thing you have to do is register on the channel and have fast internet. You will have to search for the link using the keyword of the marathon. This is time-consuming, but you can do away with that if you make friends with other users and ask for the more trusted links. Select the best link and watch the event online.
BBC:- Official channel
This year you can see the 2020 London Marathon on BBC, Gabby Logan will present the event on the channel. He will present the 40th event from the mall live.
The Elite Women’s Race will be telecasted on BBC two at 7 am, and then at 10 am the show will move to the BBC one. Then starting from 1 pm the telecast will shift back to BBC two till 3:20 pm. The event can also be watched on BBC iPlayer.
How to watch the 2020 London Marathon from the US?
US viewers can watch the 2020 London Marathon on NBC. You will have to sign up for the NBC Gold track and field pass. Sadly this does not have any trial period and also you cannot subscribe for the short term. You can buy this pass for a yearly charge of $74.99.
How to watch the 2020 London Marathon from Canada?
Canadian audience can watch the 2020 London Marathon on Flosports, it also has the track and field network called the Flotrack that will telecast the event. The channel costs $29.99 for a month which will be roughly around CAD 40. However, if you can buy the annual subscription then you will get an annual subscription.