Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a biosecure bubble with spectators excluded. It will finish in the traditional place in front of Buckingham Palace.
The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for 20 April, was initially postponed in March and rescheduled for 14 September
Kenya’s Kipchoge had already announced he would defend his title but the presence of Ethiopian former track superstar Bekele, 37, who produced a stunning 2:01:41 run in Berlin last October to miss Kipchoge’s world record by two seconds, will have fans drooling.
Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge set to target elusive two-hour marathon in special end-of-year race
Kipchoge, 34, last week won his fourth London marathon, has now won 11 of the 12 marathons he's contested and set a world record of 2:01:39 when winning the Berlin marathon in 2018
Mo Farah declines opportunity to participate in marathon at World Championships fueling rumours of return to track
Farah build-up to the London event was dominated by an extraordinary feud with Haile Gebrselassie, which saw the pair publicly swap accusations about events at the retired Ethiopian athletics legend's hotel
London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles
The London Marathon 2019 run on Sunday will go down as the first ever major international event that fought the plastic blight by offering the 5,000 odd runners water capsules in an edible pouch made from a seaweed membrane
London Marathon 2019: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in prestigious race after clocking 2:15.59secs
India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finished 27th in the elite field of the prestigious London Marathon which was won by world record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on Sunday.
Athletics icons Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie locked in bitter dispute over robbery claims and unpaid hotel bills
Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in a bitter dispute days before the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an unpaid hotel bill at the heart of the row.
The Mumbai Marathon is a reminder that a citizenry is capable of great accomplishment, and genuine kindness, even as it competes to reach the finishing line of a race | #FirstCulture
Farah has been retained on British Athletics' World Class Performance Programme despite doubts over his Olympic plans.
In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, Hugh Jones talks about the challenges he faces as race director of Mumbai Marathon and long-distance running in India.
In Boston, loud blasts were heard and large puffs of smoke could be seen as thousands of people packed the streets to watch runners cross the finish line.