‘Virtual London Marathon’ sells out as 45,000 sign up to run alone

September 2, 2020

More than 45,000 people have signed up to run the first “virtual” London Marathon in October after the actual race, was cancelled due to the risk of coronavirus spread. To give disappointed runners an alternative target, and to help ease the impact on charities who benefit from millions of pounds of sponsorship, athletes were given the chance to run the 26.2 mile distance on their own on a course of their choice. Read more on Reuters.