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London Marathon Facts

Well done to all the runners in this Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon…you were amazing. What got our attention here at UKVending, however, was just how many bottles of water were drunk by the runners as they pounded the streets of the capital. This led us to doing some investigating and discovering some fascinating facts about London’s Marathon.

Here are some of the facts and figures

Facts and figures from the 2017 London Marathon

40,000 finishers’ medals will be handed out for the main race

1,263 portable toilets will line the course, with an additional 400 urinal bays at the start

300 litres of blue paint will line the course

50,000 metres of barriers will be used

7,000 marshals will be present

1,200 St Jon Ambulance volunteers will be on hand

300 stretchers will be ready to be used

750,000 bottles of Buxton mineral water will be distributed, with 149,100 bottles of Lucozade Sport being handed out during the race

Runners will have to run past 84 tempting pubs on the course

More than 5,000 rubbish bags are filled after the race

About 20 per cent of runners write a blog – 7,200 of them in all

The oldest man running this year is Kenneth Jones at 83. he has run every London Marathon

173 runners will be taking part on their birthday

More accountants will be running the race than any other profession – 2,285


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