Previews The 2017 London Marathon airs 23 Apr on BBC-1 Published 2 years ago on April 22, 2017 Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 37th annual London Marathon, as world-class runners and thousands of fun runners and fundraisers come together to compete in one of the world’s most famous and colourful races. Almost 40,000 will line up for one of the most inspirational human races on the planet – and each and every one of those who do will have their own special reason to run. The majority will be aiming just to get round, some will also have personal best times to aim for, but the one sight everyone will want to see will be the finish in the Mall. The heartbeat of the London Marathon are the many thousands running for personal, sometimes heart-breaking reasons, with fundraising and raised awareness for those very causes their main aim. Over the morning and afternoon we will highlight some of those special people who all have amazing stories to tell. In the elite men’s race, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who won last year’s Berlin Marathon in the second-quickest time ever, could be the one to beat – but he will face a tough field which includes Kenya’s Stanley Biwott, who finished second in 2016 and 2014. In the women’s race, Great Britain’s five-time Olympian Jo Pavey will have qualification for this year’s World Championships in her sights as part of a strong field. Olympic gold medallist and 2016 winner Jemima Sumgong of Kenya will aim to defend her title against high-quality runners, including Ethiopia’s World Champion Mare Dibaba. Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir, who has said he will retire after the men’s elite wheelchair race, is going for a record seventh win after losing out last year in a sprint finish to German Marcel Hug, who is aiming for back-to-back titles. In the women’s wheelchair race, Tatyana McFadden of the USA seeks a record fifth-straight London crown. Joining Gabby along the way will be reporters Ore Oduba, Colin Jackson, Steve Brown and Jazmin Sawyers, while commentary comes from Steve Cram, Brendan Foster (who has sadly just announced his retirement), Andrew Cotter, six-time London Marathon wheelchair race winner Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and Paula Radcliffe, who set the women’s marathon world record 13 years ago in London. The 2017 London Marathon airs Sunday 23 April from 8.30am-3.00pm on BBC One. BBCGabby LoganSportsTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes10 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes10 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes10 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes10 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes2 days ago The Blacklist: Marko Jankowics (S6EP8 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Marko Jankowics: When Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) search for a woman who may know a... Episodes2 days ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.