London Marathon tracker 2018: How to follow your family and friends in city road race

WITH hundreds of individuals cramming the streets of London to catch a glimpse of their friends and family operating this yr's race, it may be a busy expertise.

However now, thanks to an app developed by organisers Virgin, you possibly can monitor the progress of family members all through the 26.2 mile race.

 It's a chaotic scene around London when the Marathon starts - but you can keep up with how your loved ones are doing with the special app

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It's a chaotic scene round London when the Marathon begins – however you possibly can sustain with how your family members are doing with the particular app

The Virgin Cash London Marathon app permits customers to monitor particular runners and see the leaderboard for the entire race.

It boasts quite a lot of thrilling options and permits you to discover and monitor individuals alongside the race route, serving to you to sustain with cut up occasions, ending positions and outcomes all through the day.

 The London Marathon app can tell participants' split times and also their position

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The London Marathon app can inform members' cut up occasions and additionally their place

You’ll be able to see their progress at each 5K cut up and monitor their tempo. The app will even predict what time your runner will attain the subsequent 5K checkpoint based mostly on their present tempo.

The app is simply obtainable on ios units.

What TV channel is the London Marathon on?

Protection of the 2018 London Marathon will probably be on BBC 1 and BBC 2.

The BBC 1 protection can be on from eight.30am till 2pm when it can transfer on to BBC2.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to watch the elite races on the BBC purple button, with all protection additionally out there on the web site.

What time does the race begin?

The Elite Wheelchair races begin at eight.55am adopted by the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races at 9am.

The Elite ladies's race units off at 9.15am.

The lads's Elite race and mass race will begin at 10am.

Who’re the favourites?

Eliud Kipchoge – aiming for a 3rd London Marathon triumph – plus Kenenisa Bekele and Sir Mo Farah do battle with 2017 winner Daniel Wanjiru in the elite males's race.

Kenyan ace Mary Keitany, who gained final yr with a world document time of 2hr 17min 1sec is the favorite in the elite ladies's race.

WITH hundreds of individuals cramming the streets of London to catch a glimpse of their friends and family operating this yr's race, it may be a busy expertise.

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