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New ballot world record for 2025 TCS London Marathon

  • More than 840,000 people apply in the ballot for the 2025 TCS London Marathon 
  • Previous world record was 578,304 for the 2024 edition 

An astonishing and world record-breaking 840,318 people from the UK and across the globe applied in the public ballot for an entry to next year’s TCS London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 27 April 2025.

This total shattered the previous world record total of 578,304, which was set last year in the ballot for the 2024 TCS London Marathon.

The total number of UK applications for 2025 was 672,631 of which 338,549 were applications from men (50.33% of the total), 329,793 from women (49.03% of the total) and 4,288 (0.64% of the total) from non-binary applications.

There were a further 167,687 applications from non-UK residents in the international ballot. 

Hugh Brasher, Event Director for the TCS London Marathon, said: “This is an absolutely phenomenal total. Furthermore, the increase in applications from women, up from around 43% last year to 49% this year, is exceptional and takes us close to parity for applications from men and women for the first time.

“Marathon Day is always an extraordinary and inspirational day when we celebrate the very best of humanity. The unique camaraderie of the event and the amazing support from the huge crowds show London at its best and this year, in a world beset by many challenges, it felt like those magical days of London 2012 when joy and love were everywhere. 

“The 2024 TCS London Marathon on 21 April was the biggest in our history with more than 53,700 finishers and has already raised a world record-breaking £67 million for charities. More than 12,900 children took part in the mass TCS Mini London Marathon the day before and hundreds of thousands of children across the UK are now doing their Mini Marathon in their schools. 

“We work to inspire activity in people of all ages and abilities and these astonishing record-breaking numbers show how the TCS London Marathon does that and how many people want to be part of it.” 

The world-record breaking ballot for the 2025 TCS London Marathon was again operated by Let’s Do This (LDT) as part of the five-year partnership between London Marathon Events and LDT.  

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in London, LDT is the leading consumer marketplace for mass participation endurance events and is the registration partner to many of the leading running events around the world.