The London Marathon
The highly anticipated time has come for The London Marathon, thousands of participants took on the famous route around London on October 2nd. The London Marathon has been held annually since the first one on March 29, 1981. It will be the third and final time the event is held in the autumn, having been moved from the traditional April slot due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2023 race will return to spring in 2024, taking place on Saturday 23 April.
The Swiss luxury watch brand, TAG Heuer has been the official timekeeper of the London Marathon since 2016 - this partnership has recently been extended to 2023. Of course, each individual will have a target time in mind whilst completing the route and TAG Heuer is renowned for its timing accuracy, making it the perfect partnership.
The 26.2 mile challenge was taken on by approximately 40,000 runners, each with their own powerful reason to participate. Some ran for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity, and many ran in fancy dress. More than a million people have completed the course, over a billion pounds has been raised for charity and there have been countless amazing tales of human achievement.
Former British long-distance runner Paula Jane Radcliffe, is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion, and 2002 Chicago Marathon winner. As a successful champion in what she does, Paula Radcliffe is well aware of the impact the appropriate equipment can have on your performance as a whole. This is why Paula often relies on her trust worthy Apple Watch, which is often described as the best smartwatch for fitness. A runner's mindset involves evaluating one's performance, and the Apple Watch provides lots of data that enables users to do just that. The ability to connect with several of the top fitness apps for runners, like Strava, MapMyRun, and Nike Run Club, is one of its key features. Other functionalities include GPS tracking and rolling mile average speed. The Apple Watch is a perfect accessory for all runners and recommended by millions.
Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan professional long-distance runner who currently hold the title for the fastest marathon runner. He is the 2016 and 2020 Olympic marathon champion, and holds the world record in the marathon with a time of 2:01:39 set at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. When it comes to the fastest marathon runner in the world, we want to know everything including what running watch he wears. Eliud wears the Coros Apex Pro, which has all the features you’d expect from a running watch, as well as a touch screen, a barometric altimeter, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and thermometer. The watch charges in two hours and has a high battery life of 100 hours in UltraMax mode and 40 hours in full GPS mode. It boasts a fashionable titanium bezel and is lighter than other similar sports watches. It can also be paired with a variety of bands.