2021 London Marathon Elite Fields Are Released And The Field Are Faster Than Ever

by Robert Johnson
August 12, 2021

The organizers of the 2021 Virgin Monday London Marathon released the elite fields today for this year’s race which will be held Sunday, October 3rd and they are once again spectacular.

Given the fact that all of the world marathon majors will be held this fall, it was only natural to expect the fields to be a little more diluted than normal as there are only so many elites to go around. However, both the men’s and women’s races could set new records for quality if there are no withdrawals between now and race day.

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Since the start of 2017, we’ve been tracking the PBs of the elites at the start line of the majors and the most number of sub-2:04 men in a world marathon major was 4 – which was the case at London last year and 2015 as well as in Berlin in 2017. The 2021 London race will feature 7 men who have broken 2:04:00 in their careers.

For the women, the most number of sub-2:20 women in a marathon major is 7 which came at 2019 London. This year’s London field is set to feature a record 8 sub-2:20 women.

Comparing The Last 5 London Elite Fields – Men
# Sub-2:04 Entrants  #Sub-2:05 (inclusive) Sub-2:06 Sub-2:07 Sub-2:08
2021 7 8 9 9 9
2020 4 7 9 9 9
2019 2 7 9 9 10
2018 3 3 7 7 9
2017 1 3 6 6 7

 

Comparing The Last 5 London Elite Fields – Women
Sub-2:19 Sub-2:20 Sub-2:21 Sub-2:22 Sub-2:23 Sub-2:24 Sub-2:25
2021 4 8 9 10 10 10 11
2020 3 4 5 6 7 7 9
2019 5 7 8 9 9 10 10
2018 2 4 5 7 8 9 9
2017 1 4 6 8 8 8 8

Yes with super shoes, there are more fast people than a few years ago but London deserves props for assembling once again the best fields on the planet.

The greatest marathoner in history – Eliud Kipchoge – the four-time London champ – won’t be in London this year. That’s not a surprise given the fact that he’s already run two marathons this year and he’s never run three in a year during his career. Plus this year’s London race will be held just 56 days after the Olympics.

The full elite fields appear below. Official London Press Release.

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Elite men

Name Country PB
Birhanu LEGESE ETH 2:02:48
Mosinet GEREMEW ETH 2:02:55
Titus EKIRU KEN 2:02:57
Evans CHEBET KEN 2:03:00
Mule WASIHUN ETH 2:03:16
Sisay LEMMA ETH 2:03:36
Kinde ATANAW ETH 2:03:51
Shura KITATA ETH 2:04:49
Vincent KIPCHUMBA KEN 2:05:09
Tristan WOODFINE CAN 2:10:51

Elite Women

Name Country PB
Brigid KOSGEI KEN 2:14:04 WR
Roza DEREJE ETH 2:18:30
Birhane DIBABA ETH 2:18:35
Joyciline JEPKOSGEI KEN 2:18:40
Valary JEMELI KEN 2:19:10
Degitu AZIMERAW ETH 2:19:26
Zeineba YIMER ETH 2:19:28
Tigist GIRMA ETH 2:19:52
Ashete BEKERE ETH 2:20:14
Alemu MEGERTU ETH 2:21:10
Sinead DIVER AUS 2:24:11
Allie KIEFFER USA 2:28:12
Moira STEWARTOVA CZE 2:29:28

 

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