Set against some of the capital’s most historically-significant and picturesque backdrops, the 26.2 mile marathon route will start and finish at Tower Bridge in central London. With the backdrop of the start of the races provided by the historic Tower of London, the route will comprise four laps of a 10km course on closed roads, heading west along Victoria Embankment towards the Houses of Parliament, then back alongside the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral, and returning to the Tower of London.
Medallists from both men’s and women’s races will receive their medals in front of the Tower of London where a medal stage and supporter zone will be created to make the most of the day’s world championship atmosphere. The course was designed in conjunction with the IAAF and Transport For London, and next summer will be the first time ever that an IAAF World Championships stages two marathons back-to-back on the same day.
Download a printable version of the marathon course here