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The Vitality Big Half mile 7

Facts and Figures

The Vitality Big Half was created by London Marathon Events Ltd, in partnership with Sported, with the first event taking place on Sunday 4 March 2018.

The Vitality Big Half features:

  • The Vitality Big Half: A half marathon starting next to Tower Bridge and finishing at the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich
  • The Little Half: a fun, family-friendly mass-participation over 2.4 miles from Southwark Park to the Cutty Sark
  • The New Balance Big Relay: Participants run The Vitality Big Half in teams of four, with each person taking on a leg over distances ranging from one mile to five miles
  • The Vitality Big Festival: a free celebration of London’s diverse culture, food and music, which will take place throughout the day in Greenwich Park
  • The Vitality Big Mile: a free, family-friendly mass participation one mile fun run around Greenwich Park

Race Results

2020
OVERALL MEN
1. Kenenisa Bekele
(ETH, 60:22)
2. Chris Thompson
(GBR, 61:07)
3. Jake Smith
(GBR, 62:00)
MEN'S BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Chris Thompson
(61:07)
2. Jake Smith
(62:00)
3. Ross Millington
(62:33)
OVERALL WOMEN/BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Lily Partridge
(GBR, 70:50)
2. Samantha Harrison
(GBR, 71:01)
3. Stephanie Davis
(GBR, 71:15)
MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. Brent Lakatos
(CAN, 48:44)
2. David Weir
(GBR, 50:07)
3. John Boy Smith
(GBR, 51:15)
WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. Shelly Woods
(GBR, 62:02)
2. Eden Rainbow-Cooper
(GBR, 66:56)
3. Mel Nicholls
(GBR, 67:13)
2019
OVERALL MEN
1. Mo Farah
(GBR, 61:15)
2. Bashir Abdi
(BEL, 61:26)
3. Daniel Wanjiru
(KEN, 61:17)
MEN'S BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Mo Farah
(61:15)
2. Dewi Griffiths
(63:17)
3. Chris Thompson
(61:17)
OVERALL WOMEN/BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Charlotte Purdue
(GBR, 70:38)
2. Steph Twell
(GBR, 71:33)
3. Charlotte Arter
(GBR, 71:44)
MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. David Weir
(GBR, 51:12)
2. Simon Lawson
(GBR, 54:37)
3. John Boy Smith
(GBR, 55:00)
WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. Margriet Van Den Broeck
(NED, 63:41)
2. Mel Nicholls
(GBR, 63:59)
3. Eden Rainbow-Cooper
(GBR, 67:52)
2018
OVERALL MEN
1. Mo Farah
(GBR, 61:40)
2. Daniel Wanjiru
(KEN, 61:43)
3. Callum Hawkins
(GBR, 61:45)
MEN'S BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Mo Farah
(61:15)
2. Callum Hawkins
(61:45)
3. Jonny Mellor
(65:03)
OVERALL WOMEN/BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Charlotte Purdue
(GBR, 70:29)
2. Lily Partridge
(GBR, 71:06)
3. Charlotte Arter
(GBR, 71:31)
MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. Marcel Hugg
(SUI, 51:36)
2. David Weir
(GBR, 52:17)
3. John Boy Smith
(GBR, 52:19)
WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR
1. Manuela Schar
(SUI, 56:39)
2. Sandra Graf
(SUI, 59:58)
3. Nikki Emerson
(GBR, 67:08)

Course records

Men
  • 2020: Kenenisa Bekele (ETH, 60:22)
Women
  • 2018: Charlotte Purdue (GBR, 70:29)
Men’s wheelchair
  • 2020: Brent Lakatos (CAN, 48:44)
Women’s wheelchair
  • 2018: Manuela Schar (SUI, 56:39)