The Flying 400 at the 2022 TCS London Marathon
The Flying 400, an exciting competition within the elite wheelchair races, will again form part of the 2022 TCS London Marathon.
First introduced in 2019, the Flying 400 is a sprint competition that will see a $10,500 prize fund 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, with the runner-up receiving $1,500 and third place $750.
The elite wheelchair men are expected to reach the Flying 400 start point at approximately 09:32, with the elite wheelchair women due to arrive at the point at 09:46.
The Flying 400 was won in 2019 by Daniel Romanchuk (USA) and Manuela Schär (SUI), who both went on to win the overall race. In 2021, Romanchuk won again but lost out in the overall race to Marcel Hug (SUI), while Schär again won both the Flying 400 and the overall title.
Abbott World Marathon Majors
Abbott World Marathon Majors is the collective of the TCS London Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, Tokyo Marathon and B.A.A. Boston 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.