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London Marathon live commentary and coverage information

Listening to the London Marathon is easy, whether you're out and about spectating or just want to tune in via a digital frequency

How do I listen to live coverage of the London Marathon 2017?

Wednesday 19th April 2017

The London Marathon is taking place this Sunday, 23rd April and - chances are - if you're out and about in the city you may want to tune in to find how the race is progressing and listen to live commentary, Coverage on the radio begins at 9.00am on Sunday.

  • You can listen from 09:00 on Sunday via national station BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra on DAB digital radio using a handheld or pocket DAB radio, if you're spectating, for example.

  • You can listen live online, or listen via the internet, if you're at a computer with wifi access.

  • You can also tune in from 09:00 to BBC Radio London on 94.9fm in and around England's capital city, or on DAB digital radio. There are digital radio transmitters covering the London area at Alexandra Palace, Bluebell Hill, BT Tower, Croydon, Hemel Hempstead, Guildford, Hungry Hill, Leatherhead, Reigate, Wrotham, Zouches Farm. BBC Radio London's coverage will be simulcast on 5 Live Sports Extra.

  • Choose a decent DAB personal like a Pure Move 2520 or Roberts SportsDAB 6 for best reception and sensitivity (and futureproofed to receive DAB+ services)

  • If you want a cheap personal radio with DAB, there are several models to choose from.

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Related links:
national radio stations, on this website
radio station directory, on this website.

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