- The 40th Virgin Money London Marathon has made history, with over 36,000 runners finishing the race.
- This makes the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon the biggest virtual marathon in history.
- Runners have until Sunday 11 October to upload their virtual time to London Marathon.
It was a London Marathon like no other, with only the elite finishing their 26.2 miles on The Mall. For 45,000 runners, the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon involved a virtual race, lapping parks and pounding the pavements in 109 different countries all over the world.
It won't be a marathon we forget in a hurry, but today, London Marathon organisers have revealed the 40th race has already made history, with over 36,000 runners logging their completion time. This makes the virtual London Marathon the biggest virtual marathon in history. Runners have until Sunday 11 October to complete the process.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: 'We are delighted and incredibly proud to have held this event during a worldwide pandemic. We have inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to take part in their own challenge, their own 26.2 miles, and to do it their way.
'The spirit of the London Marathon is about bringing people together. We couldn’t get them together in reality, but we have brought them together as a community.
'The individual stories and achievements have been incredible, and we believe The 40th Race will live long in the memory. It truly has been a beacon of light in the darkness.'
Highlights from the elite-only race in St James's Park included Sara Hall's amazing sprint finish, Shura Kitata's surprise win in the men's race and Brigid Kosgei retaining her London Marathon title. You can see all of the best reactions to the race on Twitter here.
Inspired by the weekend's race? You can enter the ballot for the 2021 London Marathon now!
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