How To Rewatch The London Marathon Finish Line Live Stream And Find Your Runner

Participants cross the Line together as they finish on The Mall during The TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
(Image credit: Jon Buckle for London Marathon Events)

The elation of crossing the finish line at the London Marathon is hard to beat, and you certainly won’t get that feeling back just by watching yourself canter/crawl over the finish line. However, it may well rouse you from the post-marathon blues and may even help you forget about your aching legs.

Footage from the London Marathon finish line is available to rewatch on BBC iPlayer until 22nd May, and with 336 minutes available you’ll no doubt be keen to skip to the moment you, or your family members or friends, cross the line.

That’s easier said than done, even though the time is clearly displayed in the lower left quadrant of the stream. Like us, in a still-fatigued post-marathon fog, you may jump straight to your finish time, but unless you crossed the start line in the championship wave at 10am you’ll need to add your marathon time to the point when you crossed the start line.

If you weren’t paying attention when you crossed the start line—and who would blame you?—the Results section of the London Marathon tracker app gives your gun time, which will match the time on iPlayer.

Once you’ve watched and rewatched yourself crossing the finish line, and sent it to every WhatsApp group you’re in, ride that high and enter the London Marathon ballot.

Jonathan Shannon
Former editor

Jonathan Shannon was the editor of the Coach website from 2016 to 2024, developing a wide-ranging experience of health and fitness. Jonathan took up running while editing Coach and used the training plans on the site to run a sub-40min 10K, 1hr 28min half marathon and 3hr 6min marathon. He’s an advocate of cycling to work and is Coach’s e-bike reviewer, and not just because he lives up a bit of a hill. He also reviews fitness trackers and other workout gear.