2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

October 04, 2020
London, England
BBC Sport:

"When I saw the rain I was excited because I had been training in heavy rain season in Ethiopia. One day I went to train in Sodere, a place outside the capital, and it rained so much that the town flooded and the coach had to come to my rescue."


“The first lesson is to know that I am also human and can be beaten. The second is I’m now able to implement what disappointment is.”

OlympicTalk | NBC Sports:

“We went to the competition prepared,” Sang said, “but the weather conditions were a bit too much.”

World Athletics:

Read how Kitata's coach hid his positive COVID test from him so he wasn't emotionally affected before London, what advice Kitata got from Kenenisa Bekele and how Kitata explains why "[Kipchoge] is always the king to us, even when he is beaten.”

LRC Brigid Kosgei DOMINATES 2020 London Marathon, American Sara Hall Shocks Field To Finish Second

Kosgei winning convincingly may not have been a shock but the name of the second-place finisher sure was, Sara Hall.

LRC Shura Kitata Snaps Eliud Kipchoge’s 10-Race Win Streak to Win 2020 London Marathon

With a half-mile left, 4 men were still battling it out for the win. With 200 meters to go, it was a 3-way sprint finish. Shockingly, none of those men was Eliud Kipchoge.

LRC Eliud Kipchoge Lost a Marathon - What Happened?

For the first time in over seven years, Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in a marathon. Here's how it happened.

LRC American Sara Hall Runs The Race Of Her Life To Finish 2nd in 2020 London Marathon In 2:22:01

An American hadn't finished in the top 3 in London since 2006 but Sara Hall ran the race of her life and mowed down everyone in the field save Brigid Kosgei (2:18:58) to finish second in 2:22:01 after outkicking world champ Ruth Chepngetich. US Olympian Molly Seidel was 6th (2:25:13).

LRC Breaking: Kenenisa Bekele withdraws from Virgin Money London Marathon

"I was in good shape but then I picked up a niggle in my left calf after two fast training sessions close together in the last weeks of preparation," said Bekele. "I have been having treatment every day since then and I truly believed I would be ready, but today it is worse and I now know I cannot race on it.”

LRC 2020 London Marathon Preview Podcast: Kipchoge vs Bekele is Here

The LetsRun.com experts break down the 2020 Virgin London Marathon

LRC How Many Americans Will Get Lapped at the 2020 London Marathon? A Scientific Exploration

The bad news: an American is almost certain to get lapped in Sunday's London Marathon. The good news: you can get lapped in London and still run really, really fast. We preview the chances of Jared WardSara HallMolly Seidel, and Lindsay Flanagan. Could Sara Hall possibly break Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 AR?

LRC 2020 London Marathon Women's Preview: WR Holder Brigid Kosgei vs. World Champ Ruth Chepngetich in Clash of World #1 vs World #2

Like the men's race, the women's race in London is headlined by an incredible showdown: WR holder Brigid Kosgei against world champ Ruth Chepngetich. Both women have won their last 3 marathons; something's gotta give in London.

LRC After Trials Disappointment, American Linsday Flanagan Ready For Fast London Marathon On Sunday

The American wasn't confirmed to the field until late August but says she's ready to PR and also admits to being star-struck by Kipchoge. "I wanted to get my own picture of him like you know, from the bushes, but I didn't. I was like can I just hide and snap a picture?"


BBC Sport:

He begged London to let him in via tweet and the PHd candidate's wish came true.


The Bump devices will allow marathon organisers to accurately monitor how often and for how long elite athletes and event staff spend within a pre-defined distance of each other, and if there are any positive tests, it will be able to trace interactions back to specific wearers and inform them accordingly.

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