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9 February 2021   |   Blog   |   

Make History at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021!

A record breaking, and truly astounding, 457,861 people entered the ballot for the 2020 London Marathon. The stage was set for a tremendous race, but sadly, it was not to be. The 2020 London Marathon saw a professional race only on the streets of London. Shura Kitata took the race victory, in 2:05:41, on a specially designed, lap based course in St. James’s Park. Meanwhile, for the first time ever, the mass participation race took a virtual format. A total of 37,966 took on the inaugural Virtual London Marathon. So many, in fact, that the event was awarded the official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’.

Eliud Kipchoge KEN points to the crowd as he sprints down The Mall to win the Elite Men’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, 28 April 2019.
Photo: Joe Toth for Virgin Money London Marathon
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Find out about Sports Travel International Options for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 HERE.

For 2021, the London Marathon has set a new aim. The race has ambitions to become the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world. The plan is for an incredible 100,000 runners to take part in the race on Sunday 3 October.  50,000 participants will run from Blackheath to The Mall, in the traditional mass-participation Virgin Money London Marathon (7000 more finishers than ever before). At the same time, 50,000 places will be available for runners to take on the world’s greatest marathon virtually. They can run on a course of their choice anytime between 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST on 3 October, wherever in the world they are.

A view of the runners as they pass the Cutty Sark during the Virgin Money London Marathon, 22 April 2018.
Photo: Ben Queenborough for Virgin Money London Marathon
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London 2021 – Be There in Person

After a challenging year, the organisers of The London Marathon are confident, for now, that they can hold a safe and enjoyable event, on the streets of the British capital this autumn. They want this iconic race to return as the biggest celebration of running ever.

Want to be part of the action? 

If you missed out on the London ballot earlier this week, but still want to be part of the action in London this year, never fear! There is another way. Sports Travel International are proud to be the Official Irish Tour Operator of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021. We can GUARANTEE your place on the start line of the marathon of a lifetime. When you travel to race with us, previous marathon times, or race experience doesn’t matter. Our 30 years of experience and our superb staff services are sure to guarantee you have the race of a lifetime.

Our London Marathon Tour Includes:

  • Guaranteed 2021 London Marathon race entry
  • 3 or 4 nights at the hotel Melia White House****
  • All hotel taxes
  • A choice of different room types and standards
  • Daily breakfasts including a special early breakfast on London Marathon day
  • Private coach transfer to the start from the hotel (runners only)
  • The services of your Sports Travel International running guides
  • The security of booking with a fully licensed and bonded Irish travel agency. Read more about how you are protected – More information here

London Marathon

When you book with Sports Travel International, you can rest assured that you are booking with a fully regulated company. We are licensed and bonded with CAR, the Commission for Aviation Regulation, in Ireland. For all the latest updates on the COVID- 19 pandemic, and how it affects your holidays with us, please find our FAQs HERE.

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