Written by Staff Writer
23 Mar, 2018 | 8:37 pm
Queen Elizabeth II will be the official starter for the 40,000 runners taking part in the 2018 London Marathon on 22 April.
It is only the third time in the race’s history that royalty has acted as the official starter for the event. The first was Princess Diana in 1988.
Her Majesty, who turns 92 on 21 April, will step onto a special podium in front of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle to push the start button at 10:00 BST for the runners.
“We are deeply honoured that Her Majesty The Queen has accepted the invitation to start the 2018 London Marathon,” said Sir John Spurling, Chairman of London Marathon Events Ltd.
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