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BBC lands long-term London Marathon extension

Joyciline Jepkosgei celebrates winning the women's elite race during the 2021 London Marathon (by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has agreed a five-year extension to its long-running rights deal for the London Marathon.

Under the agreement with London Marathon Events, the BBC, host broadcaster and domestic rights-holder of the marathon since 1981, will continue to televise the event from 2022 to 2026.

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