I was asked recently about the elevation of the London Marathon, so I've put some numbers and graphs to support my response.
In summary the elevation is nothing to worry about, that's an understatement really, as it is flat, very flat.
Here is the elevation map from when I did it, I've also split it down in to 5 mile blocks so you can see the smaller increases and decreases. I've also included the starting elevation on each.
In summary, the first 2 mile are pretty flat, then you have about a mile of gentle decline and then stay down there other than a few pulls up, the elevation gain after the 3 miles only goes from averaging around 20ft to a gaining 100ft around mile 19.
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