London Marathon 2019 Live Stream, time, date, info : Since its comparatively low-key introduction in 1981, the London Marathon’s popularity has grown exponentially to become one of the undisputed highlights of the UK sporting calendar.
London Marathon 2019
VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON
Place: London, United Kingdom
Time: Main Race: 10:00am
London Marathon 2019 Live Stream
Today, 40,000 runners take to the start line, with hundreds of thousands of spectators cramming the capital’s streets to cheer on elite athletes, top amateurs and fancy dress-wearing charity runners alike. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 edition of the race.
Eliud Kipchoge’s eyes light up. He points to an electric blue band he is wearing on his wrist, where four simple words are written.
“No human is limited.”
It could sound like an inane Instagram post from a social media influencer. Coming from the greatest marathon runner of all time it feels anything but.
At the Berlin Marathon last September, Kipchoge set a new world record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds, an incredible run that took 78 seconds off the previous best. It was the biggest single improvement for over 50 years.
Such a seismic step forward was no surprise. The Kenyan 34-year-old had served notice of his capabilities on 6 May 2017 when he ran 2:00:25 in Monza as part of Nike’s Breaking2 project.
London Marathon 2019
Nobody in history has gone closer to breaking the magical two-hour barrier.
That time is not considered a world best because pacemakers who could swap in and out were used, but while the record books have ignored it, the world at large could not possibly turn a blind eye.
Sixty-three years to the day since Roger Bannister’s historic four-minute mile, running had been changed forever. The conversation had shifted from ‘if’ a two-hour marathon was possible to ‘when’. For Kipchoge – the once-in-a-lifetime athlete responsible for shifting the sporting axis – the burning question is, how?
His answer lies in the power of the mind.
“The mind is what drives a human being,” Kipchoge says. “If you have that belief – pure belief in your heart – that you want to be successful then you can talk to your mind and your mind will control you to be successful.