Virgin London Marathon is one of the top five World Marathons and undoubtedly, one of the biggest running events in the world. The London Marathon was established and nurtured by the former Olympic champion and renowned journalist Chris Brasher. The history of this magnanimous event dates back to 1981, when it was first organized in London on 29th March. The open edition itself saw the participation of over 6,000 runners that was the beginning of an iconic running event that made huge impact not only on Europe but also in the global sports map.
It is a treat to see the runners covering a distance of over 42 kms that runs through a very unique and interesting course. Usually regarded as very competitive and unpredictable, this race course accommodates both East and West hemispheres and it is set along the banks of the famous Thames river.
The prize money of the Virgin London Marathon is a staggering $1 million. With a noble cause behind the race has raised a swashbuckling 450 million for charity since its inception. With less surprise, it happens to be one of the largest annual fund raising event in the world. The city of London is always a dream machine for the travelers. And there would be hardly any better way to relish the city than to take part in this marathon and see the city up close.