London Marathon Strecke 2021
October 3, 2021 -
Der London Marathon ist der zweite Lauf der World Marathon Majors Serie von 2021 – der anstrengende 26,2 Meilen Lauf startet von Greenwich und endet auf der Mall vor dem Buckingham Palast.
The London Marathon will again feature some of the world’s greatest long distance runners, with elite fields for both the men’s and women’s races promising to be highly competitive.
Defending champion Shura Kitata heads the men’s field. He is returning from a hamstring injury after missing the Tokyo Marathon in September, but faces tough competition from rivals including fellow Ethiopian Birhanu Legese and Kenyan Titus Ekiru, who has the fastest time in the world this year, at 2:02:57.
In the women’s race, world record holder Brigid Kosgei (2:14:04) is aiming for her third successive title, but is expected to be challenged by New York winner Joyciline Jepkosgei.
The World Marathon Majors comprises six races globally: London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York, with Tokyo promoted to major status most recently, in 2013.
2021 World Marathon Majors:
Sep 26: Berlin
Oct 3: London
Oct 10: Chicago
Oct 11: Boston
Oct 17: Tokyo
Nov 7: New York