2021 London Marathon television and streaming information – How to watch the 2021 London Marathon

by LetsRun.com
October 2, 2021

The world’s most competitive marathon – the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon – takes place on Sunday, October 3 this year. The elite women start at 9:00 am local (4:00 am ET) and the men at 9:30 am local (4:30 am ET). The best way to watch it is on the BBC, which will cover it on the Iplayer, BBC1, BBC 2 and the Red Button which will provide elite streams for those in the UK. If you have a UK IP address, their various coverage options is here.

In the UK, the race will air on BBC2 from 8-10 a.m. with coverage switching to BBC1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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As you watch it, get even more insight by clicking on our official messageboard discussion thread.

MB: Official 2021 London Marathon discussion thread

Other broadcasters are as follows.

Territory Broadcaster
Australia, Canada & USA Flotrack
Brazil SportTV 2
China Great Sports Channel
China, Japan & MENA* Olympic Channel
Europe EBU
Germany ZDF
Israel Sport 1
Kenya NTV
New Zealand Sky Sport 6
Norway NRK 1
Pan Africa SuperSport Variety 3 and 4
Pan Asia & Pan Europe* Eurosport 2
Pan Asia & Pan Europe* Eurosport Player
Pan Asia & Pan Europe* Discovery+
Pan Latin America* ESPN Play
Pan Latin America* Star+
Spain Teledeporte
Switzerland SRG-SSR
Tanzania ZBC2
Uganda NTV
Worldwide (excluding UK) Reuters
Worldwide (excluding UK) SNTV

Want to track the leading runners at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon?

Tracking, a live leaderboard, even 5km splits can all be found at the following link:


You can also track the runners by using the Official App powered by TCS – available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.