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London Marathon Live Thread

Join us for discussion and coverage of the London Marathon.

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The London Marathon gets off to an early start for viewers in the United States. Join us among the early risers.

TV Coverage:

NBCSN and Live Extra: Coverage beginning at 3:30 am EST, 4:15 am Elite Women, 5 am Elite Men

Notable Entrants

Men:

  • Stanley Biwott--PB of 2:04:55.
  • Dennis Kimetto--PB of 2:02:57 WR
  • Kenenisa Bekele--PB of 2:05:04. 5000m and 10,000m world record holder.
  • Eliud Kipchoge--PB of 2:04:00. Defending London Champion.
  • Ghirmay Ghebreslassie--PB of 2:07:47. World Champion in Beijing in 2015. Youngest marathon gold medalist in history.
  • Wilson Kipsang--PB of 2:03:23. Bronze medalist in 2012 Olympics. Two-time London Marathon Champion, most recently in 2014.
  • Craig Mottram--Making his marathon debut.
  • No Americans entered in the elite race
Stride Nation Prediction: Biwott, Kimetto, Bekele

Women:
  • Mary Keitany--PB of 2:18:37. Two-time London Marathon Champion (2011, 2012). Second place in London last year.
  • Florence Kiplagat--PB of 2:19:44. Won Chicago in 2015. Half Marathon world record holder (65:09)
  • Mare Dibaba--PB of 2:19:52. 2015 World Champion.
  • Aselefech Mergia--PB of 2:19:31. 2010 London Champion.
  • Priscah Jeptoo--PB of 2:20:14. 2013 London Champion.
  • Fees Tadese--PB of 2:20:27.
  • Jemima Sumgong--PB of 2:20:41
  • Tights Tufa--PB of 2:21:52. Defending London Marathon champion.
  • Sara Hall--only American entered as an elite. PB of 2:31:14.
Stride Nation Prediction: Kiplagat, Dibaba, Jeptoo