Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 London Marathon - Runner Tracking & Results

The 2012 Virgin London Marathon takes place Sunday, April 22nd, and you can track runners and see results here. Things kick off at 9:00 BST with the elite women's start.

As usual, the Kenyans and Ethiopians will be the top contenders, and former London Marathon champions will be looking to repeat. Elite contenders in the men's race include 2011 winner Emmanuel Mutai and Abel Kirui, both from Kenya, and Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia. On the women's side, last year's champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and countrywoman Florence Kiplagat are expected to be among the top bets to win.

Keitany will no doubt be looking to bounce back from her performance in the 2011 New York City Marathon, where she led much of the way but faded very late and had to settle for third place.

You can see the elite men's start list here, and the elite women's start list here (PDF files).

Once the race starts and runners start coming in, you can use the London Marathon results page to track runners and see results. You can view all runners or narrow down the field by gender, age group, and other categories, or enter the name of bib number of an individual runner.

For more information, see the London Marathon home page, the rolling news page, and the official London Marathon Twitter account

Good luck to all participants!

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