Three teenagers will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon on their 18th birthday this year, making history by becoming the first millennials to take part in the historic event. At the other end of the age spectrum is this year’s oldest runner who at the age of 87 will be participating in his 33rd London Marathon.
It’s been a couple of days since she ran the race of a lifetime, and though things are slowly starting to settle down and sink in, it is clear that her win at the recent Two Oceans Ultra has made South African running sensation Gerda Steyn determined to achieve even more.
Steyn, who has only been running for four years, of which two competitively, on Saturday stormed to victory at the T
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 40,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 22 April, adding to the incredible total of £890+ million raised in the first 37 years of the event.
Every runner has very personal reasons to run the famous 26.2-miles and here are some of their stories: