By Laura Kemp •
Published: 18 Aug 2021 • 14:38
The London Marathon 2022 date has been announced
The London Marathon 2022 date has been announced for Sunday, October 2, and has been moved from its traditional date in April for the third year running.
Event director Hugh Brasher has announced that the race has been moved to give the “best chances” of an event of full capacity and crowds.
Shura Kitata won the men’s elite race in 2020 and Brigid Kosgei kep her title in the women’s elite, however, crowds were not allowed due to the health pandemic.
“The London Marathon is an extraordinary and unique celebration of the family of humankind coming together,” said Brasher.
“We believe that by moving the 2022 event to October we give ourselves the best chances of welcoming the world to the streets of London,” he continued.
The 2021 race will take place on October 3 and is due to be the biggest marathon in the world to be staged. Up to 50,000 runners will compete on the traditional course and up to 50,000 participants will complete the 26.2 miles on a course of their choosing, BBC Sport reports.
The 2023 London Marathon has already been confirmed for its traditional date in April and will take place on Sunday, April 23.
In Spain, The Zurich Marathon of Malaga 2021 has been confirmed as returning on December 12, and registrations are now open for this event, and also for the half marathon after last year’s race had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
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