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How to use the London Marathon live tracker app to follow friends and family

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London will be packed full of runners throughout the day (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Thousands of runners are hitting the streets of the capital for today’s London Marathon 2024.

The mass race, which got underway earlier this morning, is once again made up with a mix of fitness fans and charity fundraisers, who will be looking to navigate their way around the 26.2 mile stretch of Central London tarmac.

And with the Official TCS London Marathon App, those following proceedings from the sidelines will be able to keep track on their loved ones.

Here is everything you need to know.

How to use the London Marathon 2024 tracker app

The app is available to download now via the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Those with the London Marathon 2023 app will need to delete it from their device and install the 2024 live tracker app.

The app lets those at home follow loved ones (Picture: Bonnie Britain/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Users can track an unlimited number of runners, which also includes elite athletes and celebrities, based on the timing chip located in their bibs.

The app will give a notification each time the runner completes a 5km split, along with issuing a predicted finish time based on their pace.

If the participant is carrying a phone, they can also choose to share their actual live location by using GPS, which must be enabled in advance of the race getting underway.

The map should update every few minutes when the signal is strong, but expect drop-out when GPS signal is lost.



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What other features does the app have?

The app also contains the Belief Booster feature, which allows family and friends to send messages of encouragement to those running.

If the message is selected by organisers, it will be displayed on LED screens at the halfway point and at the finish line on The Mall.

Those following from home can also use the app to make a donation to a chosen charity cause, as well as keeping up-to-date with the elite race leaderboard.


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