London Marathon 2024 LIVE: results, winners, tracker, TV details and updates as world records fall

Famous watch

Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe follows the course for 4:25 until the 25 kilometer mark. Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock goes for a finish of 3:53. And comedian Romesh Ranganathan follows at 6:26.

Men’s elite race winner Alexander Munyao speaks

“I’m happy to have won the race today, which is my fastest marathon ever. At 40 km I got some pressure from Bekele, but I had a lot of confidence because I had trained for this race.

“After 40 km I thought I had enough energy to win. That’s why I kicked and I knew I would win.

“I hope I qualify for the Kenyan Olympic team because I believe I am capable of doing so. Winning today has given me the confidence to do better in future races.”

Meet London marathon legend Dave Lock

Dave Lock has been participating in the race dressed up for 25 years.

This year he is running for the Samaritans again.

“I called Samaritans and they literally saved my life,” he said. “My way to save my life is to literally keep running on the phone.

“Steven, my brother, committed suicide last year. He used to come and watch around mile 24. I’m carrying a little horse that he gave to Isabella. It’s going to be very emotional at mile 24. We want to make sure everyone has someone to to call. It’s all about hope.”

Dave Lock as he runs the 2024 London Marathon

Winners of the London 2024 Marathon, men and women, as the world record plummets

Alexander Munyao took victory in the 2024 London Marathon, leaving the great Kenenisa Bekele behind.

Ethiopian Bekele wanted to win London for the first time, some twenty years after winning Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters. But with five kilometers to go, 27-year-old Munyao managed to avoid his rival and stormed home in just two hours and four minutes.

“What a performance from Alexander Munyao and what a return to form from the great champion Kenenisa Bekele,” said BBC athletics commentator Steve Cram.

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Alexander Mutiso Munyao crosses the line to win the men’s elite race (FATHER)

Race report

Emile Caairess has dedicated his third place to his cousin who recently came out of intensive care after a car accident earlier this year.

Third seed Emile Caairess of Great Britain, first seed Alexander Mutiso Munyao of Kenya, second seed Kenyaenisa Bekele at the finish of the London Marathon.