London Marathon 2019
The Ironclad Charity Run
The Virgin Money London Marathon is a 26.2 miles charity run held since 1981. It is one of the six major marathons in the world alongside Tokyo and Boston. The start of the 2019 London edition will stand around Blackheath hill, close to Deptford Bridge station, and weave into the streets of London until the finish line at The Mall.
The idea and creation of this event came from two people, Chris Brasher and John Disler, and for the first time the 29th of March 1981, the start was given and more than 6,700 people ran through the streets of London.
To be able to organize the marathon, Brasher and Disley went to America to understand the organisation of such an event. From the beginning, they have collected more than 400 millions pounds to distribute the benefits between the London’s sport community, charity and the winners.
The 2018 London edition welcomed more than 400 thousands runners and the world records are held by the local Paula Radcliffe in 2.15.25 and the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge in 2.03.05. This growing event could attract more people again to maintain its rank as one of the largest charity fundraiser events in the world.