ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2013 – Live on BBC One & British Eurosport

April 16, 2013

After London’s sensational hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, top class athletics returns to the capital’s streets this Sunday with the 2013 Virgin London Marathon, live on BBC One and British Eurosport.

A selection of the world’s greatest long-distance runners and thousands of fundraisers will compete in one of the world’s most famous and colourful races.

In light of the week’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon and subsequent meetings between the Metropolitan police and security experts, the organisers of the London Marathon have confirmed the race will go ahead as planned on Sunday, April 21.

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ATHLETICS: London Marathon to stay on the BBC until 2018

April 20, 2012

BBC Sport will continue to broadcast live coverage of the London Marathon until at least 2018 after signing a new contract with the race organisers.

Announced on the eve of the 2012 event, the new long-term deal gives the BBC exclusive broadcast rights one of the world’s most iconic marathon races across all of its platforms, including TV, radio, internet and mobile.

The BBC has been the broadcast partner for the London Marathon since its inception in 1981 and the event has since grown into one of the most important on the long-distance calendar, as well as raising millions of pounds for charity.

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ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2012 – Live on BBC One

April 16, 2012

The Virgin London Marathon takes place this Sunday and you can follow all the action as it happens with comprehensive coverage across the BBC.

The 32nd staging of the one of the world’s biggest city marathons will see elite athletes from across the globe tread the familiar path along some of the most famous streets of England’s capital city.

Alongside them will be the usual mix of club racers and thousands of fun runners, with all of them looking to complete the gruelling 26.2 mile course while raising money for charitable causes.

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ATHLETICS: 2011 London Marathon live and exclusive on the BBC

April 12, 2011

The 2011 Virgin London Marathon takes place on Sunday 17 April and BBC Sport will offer exclusive live multi-platform coverage of all the action from the day.

Sue Barker leads the BBC’s live TV coverage of the 31st running of the world famous event, alongside Jonathan Edwards.

TV coverage starts on BBC Two at 8.30am then continues on BBC One from 10.15am, following the conclusion of the Chinese Grand Prix. BBC One coverage finishes at 2pm.

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