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The London Marathon 2023 returns to its traditional spring slot.

The 2023 London Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 23. It will be the first time since 2019 that the race will return to its traditional date after being held on October for the last three years. The route of the race has remained largely unchanged since 1981, taking runners past many of the capital’s landmarks. Starting in Greenwich, those competing will begin near the Meridian Line in Greenwich Park, the world clock’s neutral point from which all time zones are measured from. They will pass the Cutty Sark and the Shard before crossing Tower Bridge as they approach the halfway stage.

They will then head towards Canary Wharf before turning west along Victoria Embankment to Westminster where they will pass the London Eye. As the race nears its conclusion, they will pass Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before heading along The Mall towards where they will close in on the finishing line. The London Marathon 2023 will be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage of the elite races starting at 8:30am and the main show from 10am. Organizers have released a statement following protests at the Grand National and World Snooker Championship. Extinction Rebellion organizers have assured them that they do not wish to disrupt the event. Spectators are advised to watch the marathon from other locations and avoid the Parliament Square area on the day.

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BBC One Canary Wharf Greenwich Greenwich Park Meridian Line


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