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The Flying 400

The Flying 400, an exciting competition within the elite wheelchair races, will again form part of the 2024 TCS London Marathon.  

First introduced in 2019, the Flying 400 is a sprint competition that will see a $9,250 prize fund in both the male and female categories and Abbott World Marathon Majors bonus points awarded to the fastest wheelchair athletes in the men’s and women’s races to complete a specified 400 metre time trial section of the TCS London Marathon course.  
The Flying 400 will start just after the 20km point (12.5 miles) on the north side of Tower Bridge and finish on East Smithfield. The fastest athlete between these two points of the course in both the men’s and women’s wheelchair races will win $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second and $750 for third. In addition to the prize money, the fastest athlete across the line will win eight Abbott World Marathon Majors bonus points which go towards their finishing points for Series XV. 

The elite wheelchair men are expected to reach the Flying 400 start point at approximately 09:48, with the elite wheelchair women due to arrive at the point at 09:52.  

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America, TCS London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. 

Athletes score points for their finishing place in each race in an Abbott World Marathon Majors Series, with the top three male and female marathon runners and wheelchair athletes at the end of each cycle receiving prize money.