History will be made at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, as one runner will cross the world-famous finish line in The Mall to become the millionth finisher in the history of the event.
To mark this huge milestone, the organisers have created the #oneinamillion campaign, which celebrates every runner who has ever successfully completed the 26.2 mile challenge since the first race back in 1981.
The campaign invites finishers to share a selfie holding their medal or other memorabilia. Those that do so using @LondonMarathon and #oneinamillion will be added to a database that has been created to chronicle the history of the event, including 20 years of results. Runners can then search the database by the year they ran for their results.
Once the database is complete, all finishers will be able to order a special #oneinamillion edition t-shirt printed with their unique finisher number. Joint winners of the first London Marathon in 1981, Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen will have the number 1. All profits from the special edition t-shirts will go to the London Marathon Charitable Trust to fund sports facilities in London and other areas.
“We want to celebrate every member of the London Marathon family,” said Event Director, Hugh Brasher. “This is about every single runner who has ever run the event, from club runners to our champions and world record holders, from the charity runners who have raised so many millions for good causes to first-timers.”
If you would like to be #oneinamillion, register your interest now. If you register by April 24th 2016, you'll go into the prize draw to win a trip to New York.