London Marathon returns after 889 days

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Mail Online—A total of 889 days have passed since the London Marathon was last run by members of the public, with just eliye athletes allowed to run laps of a circuit in St James Park under Covid restrictions.

London Marathon’s ‘electric’ return an important step towards normality. The biggest mass participation event since lockdown will also feature some fascinating elite races on the capital’s streets The most joyous and uplifting event in the British sporting calendar is back – and this year it will be bigger than ever. Come 9am on Sunday morning, 40,000 people will start a 26.2 mile journey from Blackheath to the Mall as the full-fat version of the London Marathon returns for the first time since 2019. Meanwhile, another 40,000 will run or walk the event “virtually”...