List of winners of the London Marathon

List Of Winners Of The London Marathon

List of winners of the London Marathon

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The London Marathon, one of the five World Marathon Majors, has been contested by men and women annually since 29 March 1981. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the marathon is in length

The inaugural marathon had 7,741 entrants, 6,255 of whom completed the race. The first Men's Elite Race was tie between American Dick Beardsley and Norwegian Inge Simonsen, who crossed the finish line holding hands in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 48 seconds. The first Women's Elite Race was won by Briton Joyce Smith in 2:29:57. In 1983, the first wheelchair race took place. Organized by the British Sports Association for the Disabled (BASD), 19 people competed and 17 finished. Gordon Perry of the United Kingdom won the Men's Wheelchair Race, coming in at 3:20:07, and Denise Smith, also of the UK, won the Women's Wheelchair Race in 4:29:03.

Twenty athletes representing the United Kingdom have won the London Marathon a total of forty times. The most recent win by a British athlete was in the 2011 London Marathon, by David Weir in the Men's Wheelchair Race. It was his fifth win in London. Kenya has the second largest number...
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