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London Marathon Events announced today (Wednesday) that the 2022 TCS London Marathon, which took place on 2 October last year, has raised £58.3 million for charities.

This is the highest total since the current world record of £66.4 million for an annual one-day fundraising event was set at the 2019 London Marathon, prior to the pandemic.

A total of 40,643 participants completed the 2022 TCS London Marathon on the streets of the capital, with a further 8,518 completing the virtual event on the course of their choice anywhere in world between 00:00 to 23.59 BST on Marathon Day.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director for London Marathon Events, said: “It is fantastic to have raised £58.3 million for thousands of charities and it’s wonderful to see charity fundraising back to approaching pre-pandemic levels. Charity income was hugely impacted by the pandemic at the time when their support and services were needed most.

“We would like to thank every single person who took on the challenge of completing 26.2 miles and raised money for their chosen charity.”

Chester Mojay-Sinclare, CEO and Founder of Enthuse, the official online fundraising partner of London Marathon Events, said: “We’re delighted with the total raised in our first year partnering with London Marathon Events. It’s great to have played our part in helping so many charities raise more for their causes through our fundraising technology. Fundraising is looking strong for this Sunday’s event as well – a welcome boost to the third sector in these challenging times.”

The British Heart Foundation, Charity of the Year for 2022, raised £2.3 million. Children with Cancer UK raised £2.6 million and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, the Charity of the Year for the 2023 TCS London Marathon, raised nearly £1 million in 2022.

The 2023 TCS London Marathon takes place on Sunday 23 April and more than 45,000 participants are expected to complete the mass event with thousands more around the globe taking on the virtual edition.