BBC Sport to offer multi-platform coverage of London Marathon in the UK

MUMBAI:The 2011 London Marathon takes place on 17 April and BBC Sport will bring live multi-platform coverage of all the action from the day in the UK.

Sue Barker presents the live TV coverage along with Jonathan Edwards. Denise Lewis and Sonali Shah join the team of reporters for the first time this year – they bring all the action from around the course along with Katharine Merry, Colin Jackson and Phil Jones. Commentary comes from Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Paul Dickenson and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Jonathan Edwards also hosts the early evening highlights show on BBC Two. On the BBC Red Button and on the BBC Sport website viewers can choose which race they watch with a choice of commentaries. Then from 12 noon there is continued coverage of the finish, plus an hour‘s additional/extra coverage once network TV finishes.

John Inverdale presents BBC Radio 5 Live‘s coverage of the London Marathon. He is on air with reporters Helen Skelton, George Riley and Anna Foster around the course capturing the unique atmosphere of the race and hearing the personal stories of those taking part.

Expert commentary and analysis of the elite race comes from former British London Marathon winner Charlie Spedding. In addition, listeners can leave their good luck messages for runners, a selection of which will be played out on air.

Marathon fans who visit BBC online at will have access to live streaming of the race as well as text reports, video interviews and reaction. Viewers can catch up on all the programmes for seven days via the BBC iPlayer.

BBC London has live coverage throughout the day from 8am, and additional travel information in the sports programme to assist the many people in the capital as they head home.

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