Athletics Marathon and Walking Road Events Schedule and Results at London Olympics

Athletics Road Events at London Olympics are classified into Marathon races and long distance Walking competitions. These events require lot of endurance and stamina from the athletes. Athletes representing Middle East, Africa and some Asian countries typically perform better in these events. Following is the detailed schedule and information on these events.

Men's Marathon Schedule and Course map

Here is the Coursemap of Men's Marathon at London 2012 Olympic Games
http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-marathon/coursemap/
Total distance to cover is 42.2km (26.2 miles) which includes one short loop of 2.2 miles and 3 long loops of 8 miles each.

The race will start on 12 August at 11:00  AM in the morning, this is the final race that will decide the medal winners.

Women's Marathon Schedule and Course-map

Here is the Course map of Women's Marathon at London 2012 Olympic Games
http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-marathon/coursemap/
The total distance to be run is 42.2km (26.2 miles), Venue is The Mall.

The race will start on 5th August at 11:00  AM in the morning, this is the final race that will decide the medal winners.

Men's and Women's Walking event Course-map and Schedule
Olympic Race Walk course Map for all the 3 events can be downloaded from the following location:
http://www.london2012.com/mm/Document/Documents/General/01/25/71/53/RaceWalkcourseGTW_Neutral.pdf

Schedule of Individual Walking events is mentioned below:
Men's 20km Race Walk
4 August 17:00 Final

Men's 50km Race Walk
11 August 09:00 Final

Women's 20km Race Walk
11 August17:00 Final

Walking Competition Format - The Race Walk events start and finish at The Mall Venue. All Athletes will have to race over a 2km loop, taking them up The Mall towards Buckingham Palace, around the Victoria Memorial and up Constitution Hill towards Hyde Park Corner before returning to complete the loop. So for 20 KM walking race the athletes will have to complete 10 loops and for 50 KM walking competition the athletes will have to complete 25 loops.

Marathon competition format - http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-marathon/competition-format/
In the Marathon Event the Athletes will have to complete a first loop of 2.2 miles, which takes them to the River Thames, south to the Houses of Parliament, and back up to The Mall past Buckingham Palace. After this loop is finished they will have to run back to the river, and this time head east, towards the City of London and beyond to the Tower of London, in an eight-mile loop that is repeated three times before crossing the finishing line.


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