The Virgin Money London Marathon app allows users to track specific runners and see the leaderboard for the whole race
WITH thousands of people cramming the streets of London to catch a glimpse of their friends and family running this year’s race, it can be a hectic experience.
But now, thanks to an app developed by organisers Virgin, you can track the progress of loved ones throughout the 26.2 mile race.
The Virgin Money London Marathon app allows users to track specific runners and see the leaderboard for the whole race.
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It boasts a variety of exciting features and lets you find and track participants along the race route, helping you to keep up with split times, finishing positions and results throughout the day.
You can see their progress at every 5K split and track their pace. The app will also predict what time your runner will reach the next 5K checkpoint based on their current pace.
The app is only available on ios devices.
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What TV channel is the London Marathon on?
You can watch the race on BBC One, coverage starts at 8:30am.
Viewers can also follow the runners via the Red Button with commentary from of the elite front runners, wheelchair contestants and amateur participants.
What time does the race start?
The Wheelchair race will start off first at 9am, with the Paralympic runners next as part of the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup.
The elite Women’s race begins at 9:20am, with the top Men’s runners off at 10am.
Who are the favourites?
All eyes will be on Eluid Kipchoge going for his third London win in a row.
The Kenyan set a course record last year, by beating Wilson Kipchang by five seconds in a dramatic sprint finish.
In the women’s race, watch out for Ethiopian Tigist Tufa who triumphed in 2015 and David Weir hunting his seventh win in the Men’s Wheelchair race.