London Marathon Facts 2012:

Virgin London Marathon 2012

Click here for the full 2012 media pack.

I can’t believe that this’ll be the 4th year in a row that I’ve done this post, but the London marathon media pack is out and once again it’s rammed full of interesting stats about the race. To save you from sifting through 230 pages of information, I’ve highlighted a few tidbits below for you. Enjoy!

817,890 – total number of runners ever to have completed the London Marathon
34,705 – number of finishers in 2011
170,150 – number of applications this year

1,000,000 – estimated number of spectators
$55,000 – prize money for first place (same for men and women) with a bonus scheme involved

101 – the age of the oldest man running(!)
188 – number of runners whose birthday is on race day

600,000 – total number of goody bag items
1,250
– number or portable toilets
7,400
– total number of marshals (superb effort)
2,000 – plasters on hand from Ambulance volunteers
100 – lbs of vaseline
3,450
– number of rubbish bags filled after the race

7,200 – number of runners who write a blog (that’s 20% of all runners!)

18 – number of ‘Ever Presents’ left (someone who has run every single London Marathon – the youngest being Chris Finnill, in his fifties, who ran a 2:51:29 last year!)

Notable celebs running this year (and their predicted times):

James ‘Arg’ Argent – TOWIE (4:30:00)
Tony Audenshaw – Bob Hope from Emmerdale (3:10:00)
Linda Barker – TV presenter (4:30:00)
Calum Best – George Best’s son (5:30:00)
James Cracknell – Olympic gold medalist in rowing (2:50:00)
Jenni Falconer – TV presenter (3:45:00)
Craig Doyle – TV presenter (3:45:00)
Nell McAndrew – TV presenter/model (3:09:00)
Jonathon Pearce – Football commentator (5:30:00)
Gordon Ramsay – Celebrity chef (3:30:00)
Sophie Raworth – News presenter (4:15:00)
Susanna Reid – BBC Breakfast (5:00:00)
Michel Roux – Celebrity chef (3:35:00)
Iwan Thomas – 400m champion (4:00:00)
Chrissie Wellington – World Ironman champion (2:35:00)
Will Young – Singer (3:30:00)

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