Published on : Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity. Many run in outrageous fancy-dress. Previous years’ costumes have included a giant penguin, a London bus, Superman, and a slow-moving snail.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all abilities, from beginners who walk the course to professional athletes.
The route runs along the south of the Thames and then the north side after crossing the river on Tower Bridge. From Greenwich and Blackheath to Buckingham Palace, runners pass some of the capital’s famous landmarks, including the London Eye and the Tower of London.
With such vast and impressive scenery, it’s no wonder the organisers have dubbed it a “historical jog around London”.