Yalemzerf Yehualaw cross the Finish Line of the TCS London Marathon

Our elites

Introducing our 2023 TCS London Marathon elites

Meet some of the elites that will battle it out from Blackheath to The Mall on Sunday 23 April. From head-turning debutants to established marathon greats, this year's elite field is stacked with some of the finest talent on the planet – but who will cross that famous Finish Line first?

Reigning champions

All four of our 2022 TCS London Marathon champions are racing again in 2023 – can any of them retain their crowns?

  • Marathon best:
    2:03:13 (Tokyo 2022) 

    London Marathon record: 
    2:04:39 – 1st place (2022)

    Kipruto’s win at last year’s TCS London Marathon was the biggest victory of his career and his first Abbott World Marathon Major triumph. The Kenyan has also claimed marathon victories in Rome (2016) and Seoul (2017).
  • Marathon best:
    2:17:23 (Hamburg, 2022)

    London Marathon record:
    2:17:26 – 1st place (2022) 

    Having secured the fastest marathon debut in history at the 2022 Hamburg Marathon in a time of 2:17:23, Yehualaw went on to win her first London Marathon in October 2022 – despite falling around the 20-mile mark.

    The 23-year-old Ethiopian is also the world record holder for 10K (29:14) and the second-fastest women of all time for the half marathon (63:51). That's quite some CV already!
  • Marathon best:
    1:36:47 (Berlin, 2022)

    London Marathon record: 
    1:38:24 – 1st place (2022)

    Swiss star Hug stormed to victory in the 2022 TCS London Marathon as he set a new course record for the men’s wheelchair race in a time of 1:24:38, defending his London title in the process.

    He has won the Abbott World Marathon Majors series on three separate occasions (yes, three) and is nicknamed the 'Silver Bullet' due to his shiny helmet.
  • Marathon best:
    1:36:47 (Berlin, 2022)

    London Marathon record: 
    1:38:24 – 1st place (2022)

    The 2022 TCS London Marathon marked Debrunner's debut at the iconic event. The Swiss athlete's time of 1:38:24 saw her secure victory by almost four minutes – and a new course record for the women's wheelchair race.

  • Yalemzerf Yehualaw after winning the 2022 TCS London Marathon
  • Marcel Hug at the Finish Line of the TCS London Marathon
  • Catherine Debrunner at the 2022 TCS London Marathon  catherine-debrunner-2022

AMOS KIPRUTO – reigning men's champion

Elite British field

Sir Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan will hit home soil and lead a stellar line-up of British elites this year. 

  • Eilish McColgan crossing finish of The Big Half 2022
  • Elite athlete Weynay Ghebresilassie after the TCS London Marathon
  • Charlotte Purdue crosses the finish line at the Vitality Big Half 2021
  • Elite athlete Phil Sesemann at the TCS London Marathon
  • Samantha Harrison crossing the Finish Line at The Big Half