London Marathon 2019: Date and start times, TV channel and stream details, athletes and celebrity runners

The 39th London Marathon is upon us with Team GB icon Mo Farah, world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and thousands of others set to take on the famous race.

Elite athletes, fundraisers and celebrities will make their way around the 26.2 mile course, enjoying the breathtaking London landmarks along the way.

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Mo Farah will be among the runners at the London Marathon

London Marathon 2019: When is it?

The 2019 London Marathon will take place on on Sunday, April 28.

The Elite Men’s Race will get off at 10:10am and will be immediately followed by the Mass Race.

The Elite Wheelchair Races, the World Para races and the Elite Women’s Race will start shortly before.

London Marathon 2019: TV channel and live stream details

The BBC will be showing coverage of the London Marathon with their programme starting at 10am.

It will be on BBC1, BBC Sport Online and red button with different cameras available.

The red button will give commentary on the elite races and then will offer finish line coverage.

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The 39th London Marathon will take place this weekend

London Marathon 2019: What athletes are racing?

Sir Mo Farah, the four-time Olympic Gold medalist, is back for his second London marathon after finishing third in 2018.

Last year’s winner of the men’s elite marathon Kipchoge is back aiming for a fourth win in the capital.

The 24-year-old is the current marathon world record holder and holds the London marathon course record.

Eight time winner David Weir will be competing in the men’s wheelchair race.

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The 39th London Marathon will take place this weekend

London Marathon 2019: Who are the celebrities running?

There are a number of celebrities running the London Marathon this year with some first timers and some coming back for more.

Some famous names include Chris Evans, Emma Barton, Candice Brown, Natalie Cassidy and Jonathan Pearce.

Also running is Jenni Falconer, Kirsty Gallacher, Ed Gamble, Paul Konchesky and Helen Skelton among others.

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