London Marathon celebrates 40th Race with iconic moments

05 Feb 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

The London Marathon is celebrating its 40th Race in 2020, and has launched with a new video projecting iconic moments onto London landmarks.

The event takes in the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and The Mall, while the celebratory video follows a runner putting on a pair of headphones before running past landmarks such as the Tate Modern, the OXO Tower and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Iconic London Marathon moments, such as Paula Radcliffe’s world record - which stood for more than 16 years - Tanni Grey-Thompson’s six victories, and Eliud Kipchoge’s 2019 win.

The 40th Race celebrations also coincide with the penultimate event to be sponsored by Virgin Money, which is ending its partnership with the London Marathon in 2021 after 12 years. In that time, the pair have raised more than £560m raised for charity.