London Marathon

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The London Marathon has been held each year in London since 1981, usually in April. The race is sponsored by Flora and is known as the Flora London Marathon.

One of the top five international marathons and one of the World Marathon Majors, a two-year series of elite marathon racing that also includes the Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin marathons.

Large amounts of money are raised for charity, with the 2006 participants raising over £41.5 million for charity, bringing the total amount raised for charity by runners, to a grand total of £315 million.