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The leaders of the elite women's field at the 2022 TCS London Marathon

How to follow

How to follow the TCS London Marathon

Whether you're supporting from the sidelines in London or from afar via your phone, there are many ways to catch all the action at the TCS London Marathon.  

A TCS London Marathon participant dressed as Big Ben

Follow the route

The traditional TCS London Marathon route takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city and spectators are welcome to watch from almost anywhere along the 26.2-mile stretch. Please note that some parts of the route – including the areas by Cutty Sark and St James's Park – do get very busy on Marathon Day, while The Highway will enable you to see everyone pass twice!

Click below to see the TCS London Marathon route map to help you choose your viewing points and navigate your way round. 

TV coverage

The BBC has been the host broadcaster of the London Marathon since its first edition in 1981.

We'll share details of how and when to watch the 2023 TCS London Marathon on the BBC as we move closer to the event. We'll also provide details of the international broadcasters that will be showing the event. In the meantime, you can still catch highlights of the 2022 TCS London Marathon on BBC iPlayer. 

Social media

Make sure you follow @LondonMarathon on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to see all the latest news, information and live videos in the build-up to the next TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2023. You’ll also be able to see content shared by other participants and supporters who include the hashtag #LondonMarathon in their posts.

A photo of the 2022 TCS London Marathon app homepage

The Official TCS London Marathon App

Packed with experience-enhancing features, the Official TCS London Marathon App is completely free to download and allows you to track friends or family members who are taking part in the event – and much more!