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Is Sir Jim Ratcliffe running the London Marathon 2024?



THE London Marathon is back THIS MONTH and around 50,000 runners are expected to take part.

Among the thousands taking to the streets of England‘s capital on April 21 will be a host of famous faces, including actors, comedians and TV presenters.


The London Marathon is set for April 21Credit: Reuters
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to run


Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to runCredit: PA

Ted Lasso star Phil Dunster is set to run, as well as Golden Globe winning actress Ruth Wilson.

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan and Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham are also set to take part.

But Manchester United fans will want to keep an eye out for Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the club’s new partial owner.

Is Sir Jim Ratcliffe running the London Marathon?

The 71-year-old IS set to take part in the marathon this year.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will have to beat his PB to make it to Wembley


Sir Jim Ratcliffe will have to beat his PB to make it to WembleyCredit: PA

However, the big event is on the same day as Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Coventry at Wembley.

That means he would have to smash last year’s time of 4 hours 30 minutes in order to make it for kick-off.

Britain’s richest man recently discussed his love of distance running while appearing on Geraint Thomas’ podcast.

Asked how many marathons he has completed in his life, Ratcliffe said: “It’s somewhere approaching 40. My project certainly doesn’t have a one in it!


“I did London last year. I did four and a half. I’m doing London again this year. It’s only six weeks away.

“I trained for London last year and I had a hamstring issue. I was out for five weeks and I didn’t have much time to retrain. I went to Africa, it was quite warm and I had a go. It was okay.

“Exactly the same thing has happened this year. I’ve had five weeks out with a hamstring so I only started training a week ago for London. It’s not very long. I need to get going.”

The Marathon starts in Greenwich, East London and then snakes around the capital before reaching the finishing line in Westminster.

From there he would be looking at an hour’s journey at the very least, by car or public transport, to reach Wembley for the match.

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