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Training during Ramadan

Support for Muslim participants who are preparing for the TCS London Marathon

To help our Muslim participants who are observing the holy month while preparing for the 26.2-mile event, we reached out for helpful advice, inspiration and stories from people who understand the challenge of training safely and effectively at this time.

Haroon Mota with medal at the TCS London Marathon finish

All you need to know

Eight-time London Marathon finisher Haroon Mota offers plenty of useful tips and ideas on how best to train for this year's event while observing Ramadan.

Dr Zafar Iqbal

Training for a marathon during Ramadan

Dr Zaf Iqbal, Crystal Palace FC’s Head of Sports Medicine, shares his advice for Muslim participants who’ll be fasting during their marathon training – from tips on what to eat to when to run. 

Jawahir Rolle holding a football

How to stay active during Ramadan

Inspiring young football referee Jawahir Roble MBE shares how she keeps physically active during Ramadan – and why movement is so important to her.

Ebs Rahman

Helping Muslim athletes flourish

In 2022, Ebs Rahman founded Nujum Sports to provide advice, consultancy and training for sports organisations to help them be more inclusive for Muslim athletes – so we spoke to Ebs to find out more.

Emon Choudhury at the TCS London Marathon Finish Line

A Ramadan marathon success story

Multi-marathoner Emon Choudhury practices Islam and, in 2022, completed the Manchester Marathon during Ramadan. Now looking ahead to the 2023 TCS London Marathon, which falls just two days after Ramadan ends, Emon shares how he’ll be training for the 26.2-mile challenge while fasting.

Our top Marathon Day tips

As you approach the end of Ramadan, how do you get set for Marathon Day? Akram Shalabi, our Pace Team Coordinator, shares his top training tips to help you get the best out of your 26.2-mile experience.

Our Inclusion Advisory Group

The Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) was set up by London Marathon Events (LME) to advise on and guide the delivery of its participation and community engagement objectives, specifically around the diversity of participants in LME’s portfolio of events and supporting the infrastructure of running communities in London. It’s a consultative guidance body, chaired by LME with members coming from various running crews and running community groups across London.

Members of the IAG advise LME on equality, diversity and inclusion-related issues in running and fitness, particularly those faced by ethnically diverse communities. In turn, members will be supported to grow and sustain their own running communities, be active participants in a running network across London and be given the opportunity to access capacity building support.

The IAG meets six times a year and has 10 members representing communities across London.