Set to be one of the warmest London Marathons ever, the 2018 event is on Sunday 22 April. The sunshine is great news for spectators, but if you won’t be in London to watch from the roadside, here’s how you can see it on TV and online.

What time does the London Marathon start?

In the UK you can watch from 8.30am on BBC One. The wheelchair race begins at 8.55am, with the women’s race beginning at 9.15am.

The men start at 10am.

Expect the elite runners to cross the finish line shortly after 12pm.

There’s also a  half-hour build-up programme, which is on BBC One at 1.15pm on Saturday 21 April. 

Which channel is showing the London Marathon?

It’ll be on BBC One from 8.30am until 2pm. After that, coverage switches to BBC Two for half an hour.

How can I watch the London Marathon online?

You can watch the BBC’s coverage on iPlayer and via the BBC Sport website

Using a VPN

It is possible to access overseas coverage if you use a VPN. We've rounded up the best VPN deals for PC, but you won't go far wrong if you pick NordVPN.

Once you're signed up, download the software, log in, choose which country to browse from, and access that country's coverage online. In this case, you'll want a VPN with a server in the UK, such as Hidden24.