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2014 London Marathon Coverage (Information & Race Preview)

The 2014 London Marathon takes place tomorrow, April 13, 2014, in London, England.

Below you’ll find several links to stories about the race and information related to the race that hopefully you will find helpful.

London Marathon on Twitter @LondonMarathon

The official hashtag for the race is #LondonMarathon

London Marathon Favorites – The Men:

  • Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – defending champion
  • Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia)  – 3rd last year
  • Tsegaye Mekonnen (Ethiopia)- 18 years old, 2:04:32 PR
  • Feyisa Lelisa (Ethiopia) – 2 marathon wins
  • Ibrahim Jeilan (Ethiopia) – Debut marathon, chief rival of Mo Farah
  • Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) – Pace setter to 30km
  • Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – Holds world record of 2:03:23 (Berlin)
  • Emmanual Mutai (Kenya) – London Marathon record holder in 2:04:40
  • Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) – Fastest unofficial marathon (Boston) in 2:03:02
  • Stanley Biwott (Kenya) – 2012 Paris Marathon winner
  • Mo Farah (Great Britain) – Much hyped and anticipated marathon debut
  • Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) – 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2013 World Championship
  • Samuel Tsegaye (Eritrea) – 2:07:28 PR
  • Marilson dos Santos (Brazil) – 2x New York City Marathon winner, 37 years old
  • Ryan Vail (USA) – First American at NYC Marathon last year, 2:11:45 PR

London Marathon Favorites – The Women:

  • Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) – 2012 Olympic gold, 2:18:58 PR
  • Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) – Half Marathon record holder, 2x Berlin Marathon winner
  • Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) – Several big marathon wins, 2:19:50 PR (London)
  • Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – 2013 London and and New York City Marathon winner
  • Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) – Won the Berlin Marathon in 2010, 2012 and Toyko 2013
  • Feysa Tadesse (Ethiopia) – London debut, handful of marathon wins at non-Worlds
  • Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko (Ukraine) – 2012, 2013 Osaka Marathon winner
  • Jessica Augusto (Portugal) – 7th at 2012 Olympics
  • Kim Smith (New Zealand) – 4th at 2010 New York City Marathon
  • Ana Dulce Felix (Portugal) – 4th at 2011 New York City Marathon
  • Nadia Ejjafini (Italy) – 2:26:15 PR
  • Diane Nukuri-Johnson (Burundi) – 2:29:54 PR, lives in Iowa City, Iowa (USA)
source: Runner’s World

All eyes will be on London’s Mo Farah making his marathon debut. Runner’s World asked several experts to predict his finishing time. The experts had him from 2:04 (winning the race) to 2:07. See all the predictions HERE.

Tracking and Results of the 2014 London Marathon

What time does the race start?

  • Wheelchair Racers: 8:55am
  • Paralympic Athletes: 9:00am
  • Elite Women Blue Start: 9:15am
  • Elite Men Blue/Red/Green Start: 10:00am
  • -all times local London time.

More details on start times HERE.

Weather forecast for the London Marathon

Interactive Map of the 2014 London Marathon Course

Tweets from the London Marathon’s Twitter Account

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