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The world record-breaking 578,374 people who entered the ballot to participate in the 2024 TCS London Marathon will discover their result today (Thursday 6 July).

For the first time in history, more than half a million people applied to take part in a marathon with applicants from the UK and across the globe entering the 2024 TCS London Marathon ballot.

The previous world record total of 457,861 applications was set pre-pandemic in 2019 by applicants for the 2020 London Marathon.

The results will be issued by email throughout the day today (Thursday 6 July), starting from 09:00 onwards.

Those who have been successful will be able to start planning to take on the iconic TCS London Marathon course, from Greenwich to Westminster, on Sunday 21 April 2024.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the TCS London Marathon, said: “This year’s TCS London Marathon was an amazing day, full of positivity and joy, which inspired a world record number of people to apply for the 2024 event, meaning an incredible 578,374 people will be anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s results. We wish everyone the very best of luck.

“For those that are successful, your journey to the 2024 TCS London Marathon begins tomorrow. If you did not get the result you wanted, there are still plenty of ways you can have an unforgettable marathon experience in 2024 including taking on the TCS London Marathon for charity, taking part in the TCS London Marathon #MyWay, which allows you to run the event anywhere in the world on 21 April, or by taking part in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 7 April, which London Marathon Events started organising this year.”

The TCS London Marathon ballot draw is completely random, just like the National Lottery.

The 2024 TCS London Marathon #MyWay gives participants the chance to take part in the TCS London Marathon in their own way, on a course of their choice, anywhere in the world. Participants have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles, between 00:00 and 23:59:59 BST on Sunday 21 April.