London Marathon 2019: How To Watch Live Stream, Start Time, Route, Tracker and More

Just weeks after one of the most exciting Boston Marathon finishes in history, runners across the Atlantic were preparing to run the London Marathon.

The race has been scheduled for the morning of Sunday April 28. The 26.2-mile course will see runners travel through London, passing some of the city's most historic locations, like London Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Spectators and participants alike were sure to see some spectacular sportsmanship in a beautiful city. Weather for the day was calling for high temperatures near 60 degrees Fahrenheit and clouds — near-perfect running conditions.

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Lily Partridge of Great Britain finishes in eighth place during the Virgin Money London Marathon at United Kingdom on April 22, 2018, in London, England. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

When Is The London Marathon Start Time?

There are several different start times depending on what wave of the race a participant is in. First, there's the Elite Wheelchair Race beginning at 9:05 a.m. local time in London (4:05 a.m. ET in the U.S.), followed by the World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes at 9:10 a.m., then the Elite Women's Race at 9:25 a.m. and then the Elite Men's Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 28.

All times listed are local to London, which is five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time, and eight hours ahead of the Pacific time zone.

How to Track a London Marathon Participant:

The Virgin Money London Marathon app is one of the easiest ways to track a participant and users only need the participant's last name or their bib numbers to track them. Spectators will also be able to access the live tracker page on race day starting at 7 a.m. Sunday in London, more information can be found on the Virgin Money London Marathon site.

London Marathon Route and Tube Service Changes?

There's an interactive map online of the race route that users can view to see the route as well as the traffic in real-time during the race on Sunday. There's a full pamphlet of the road closures and anyone who normally parks along the route was asked to move their car Saturday evening ahead of the marathon.

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The map of the route for the Virgin Money London Marathon for 2019. Virgin Money London Marathon

There will be extra tube services for those looking to take the underground to the marathon sidelines to watch the race. "Tube services in central areas will be running as normal, but please be aware that services may be extremely busy. The Jubilee, Circle and District lines, and DLR have stops in close proximity to the Marathon route and are likely to be busier than usual," according to the marathon organizers. Riders should check the Transit for London website before heading out on Sunday morning though.

How to Watch The London Marathon Live Online, Stream:

The actual marathon has a few ways for spectators to keep up with the latest developments during the race. There's a live news blog on the marathon's site where updates are given as the race progresses and there will be updates on social media like Twitter and Facebook from the marathon's official accounts as well.

The marathon will be broadcast on the BBC channels throughout the day as runners cross the finish line. In the United States, the marathon coverage will be broadcast on NBC Sports at 4 a.m. EDT.

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