London Marathon 2022: Start time, route map, road closures and TV coverage | The Sun

London Marathon 2022: Start time, route map, road closures and TV coverage | The Sun

THE streets of London are set to be filled with spectators as they cheer on around 50,000 runners during the London Marathon 2022.

Here's everything you need to know about start times, route maps, road closures and TV coverage in preparation of the sporting event.

When does the London Marathon 2022 start?

The London Marathon 2022 will take place on Sunday, October 2.

This is the last time the race will occur in autumn as it will revert back to the spring next year, for the London Marathon 2023.

Start times are as follows:

08.30: Mini London marathon

08.50: Elite wheelchair races

09.00: Elite women's race

09.30: Elite men's race and mass start

What is the running route? 

The route runners will follow takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city – including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

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The starting line is near Blackheath in Greenwich.

When runners reach mile six they will go past the Cutty Sark and next at mile 12 they will see the Shard.

The next milestone is at mile 18 where participants will run through Canary Wharf.

They will the run past the London Eye and Parliament at mile 25.

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Then the finish line is at the Mall by Buckingham Palace.

View a detailed London Marathon route map here.

Where are the road closures?

Road closures in parts of the capital will take place from Thursday, September 29 to Monday, October 3.

Key closure areas include roads around St James Park, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Rotherhithe, Westcombe Park, Wapping and the Isle of Dogs.

Check the road closures page on the London Marathon website for full details.

How can I watch on TV?

If you're not taking the streets of London to watch the marathon, then you can tune in from the comfort of your own home.

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The race will be broadcast live on the BBC on Sunday, October 2 with coverage starting at 08:30 until 09:25 on BBC Two before switching to BBC One at 09:25 until 14:35. 

There will be a live stream which will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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