A record 42,549 people pounded the pavement for the 26.2 mile race on Sunday April 28 2019, up by more than 2,000 from last year’s 40,273 participants.
The Marathon goes through two thirds of the borough, reaching Tower Hamlets 13 miles into the race at the iconic landmark, Tower Bridge. It continues through the borough for a further nine miles, touching West India Dock Road, Commercial Road and continues through the Isle of Dogs before the home stretch – London Bridge to the Mall.
The streets of Tower Hamlets Council and their waste management partner Veolia quickly deployed approximately 21 vehicles and 70 staff members to tidy up the streets following the big race. More than 350,000 plastic bottles were picked up across the route, ensuring the streets were cleaned within six hours of the race.
Posted on Thursday 2nd May 2019