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Keely Hodgkinson




Athletes supported by London Marathon Events celebrate success

Everyone at London Marathon Events congratulates all the athletes for their fantastic achievements in Tokyo. The Olympic Games will inspire a whole new generation of athletes thanks to the incredible performances of athletes like Keely Hodgkinson and we are so proud to have played a part in their pathway to the top.

Hugh Brasher

Event Director of London Marathon Events

The London Marathon Events funding programme offers direct support to 30 endurance athletes not on British Athletics support programmes.

It is part of the Playground to Podium pathway created by London Marathon Events that also includes:

  • The Daily Mile: inspiring activity in primary schools by managing and delivering The Daily Mile programme, which encourages pupils to take part in at least 15 minutes of activity a day, across London’s primary schools
  • Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon: iconic races for London boroughs and UK regions on the streets of London on the day of the world’s greatest marathon plus a virtual edition for schools across the country to take part in 2.6-mile challenge (more than 250,000 children have already signed up for the 2021 edition)
  • Talent Development Hubs: the support of two training hubs at the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University, aimed at providing bases for the country’s most promising young athletes, such as Keely Hodgkinson.

LME has been providing British endurance running with funding since 2001 and also hosts the British Championships for the mile, 10K, half marathon and marathon distances in addition to dedicated prize funds for British runners.

Beyond athletics, Tokyo triathlon gold medallists Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown both also competed in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon.