Kenenisa Vs Kipchoge London Marathon postponed


The gladiatorial match-up the whole world has been waiting for – Eliud Kipchoge versus Kenenisa Bekele has now postponed on October.
Though the annual event takes place for its 40th edition, the match-up between world record holder Kipchoge and the second-fastest marathon runner of all-time kenenisa is what makes special the latest edition.
The event was scehuled to take place on Sunday 26th April, and is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th October 2020.
Charities and sponsors with runners who are unable to take part in the postponed race will be able to substitute over runners for the rescheduled 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 4th October. London Marathon events will contact charities to outline the process and timescales in due course.
Runners who have already withdrawn from the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and rolled over their entry to 2021 will be offered the option to take part on Sunday 4th October or to keep their entry rolled over to 2021.
The news was announced late on Friday 13 March, and Hugh Brasher, event director, said: “ We know that there will be many, many questions from runners, charities and others and we ask you to please bear with us as we work through the detailed planning process to deliver the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on its new scheduled date. We will email all runners and charities and then update them via email by the end of next week at the latest. We will also post regular updates on our website and social media channels.”