Nearly 40,000 runners will be arriving in the British capital city to race in one of the most iconic, and one of the most competitive marathons in the world, The London Marathon that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 28 April 2019.

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge will be seeking a record fourth London Marathon title come Sunday.

Kipchoge has won the London Marathon three times and set the course record, 2:03:05, in 2016. Last year, Kipchoge followed his win in London (2:04:17) by setting the world marathon record, 2:01:39, at the Berlin Marathon later in September.

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While the Kenyan distance star is seemingly unstoppable, and being the favourite, he has been undefeated in his last nine marathons and he will be up against tough competition in England.

Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah, who finished 3rd in London last year and won the 2018 Chicago Marathon, is returning to fight for his hometown title.

Joining them is Shura Kitata of Ethiopia, who finished runner-up to Kipchoge in London last spring and also placed 2nd at the 2018 New York City Marathon.

This year’s London Marathon features an all-star elite field who will certainly be chasing world records on the flat, fast course that begins in Greenwich Park, winds past iconic landmarks like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and ends in Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace.

The marathon is run over a largely flat course around the River Thames, and spans of a distance of 42.195 kilometres.

The race will start at 12 pm Ugandan time.

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