Pick up strong coffee and tasty breakfast supplies for Sunday morning because it’s going to be an early one. April 28 is the Virgin Money London Marathon and the men’s and women’s fields are stacked. This is a race you’re going to want to watch real time, which means a 4:00 a.m. EDT wake up call to catch the elite wheelchair start. And if you’re on the west coast, an all-nighter might even be preferred over a 1 a.m. start time.

London Marathon
Photo: London Marathon race organizers.

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Race day schedule

09:05 (4:05 a.m. EDT) – Elite Wheelchair Races
09:10 (4:10 a.m. EDT) – World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes
09:25 (4:25 a.m. EDT) – The Elite Women’s Race
10:10 (5:10 a.m. EDT)  – The Elite Men’s Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race

How to watch in Canada

If you’re in Canada, Flotrack is your website. They will be streaming the event with coverage beginning at 3 a.m. EDT. Unfortunately this is a paid stream, so keep that in mind if you want to watch the event in real time.

Trackie also has a live stream which can be found here.

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How to watch in the US

If you’re in the states, NBC has live coverage beginning at 3 a.m. Flotrack is also available if you’re in America.

See here for how to watch worldwide. Canadian Running will be live tweeting the event on Sunday morning, with full coverage to follow.

Useful Canadian Running links

Men’s preview
Women’s preview
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The shoes Nike athletes are wearing
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Edible water bottles for London Marathon

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