Record total of 457,861 applicants for 2020 London Marathon

A record total of 457,861 applicants have registered for a ballot place in the 2020 London Marathon, organizers said in a statement on Wednesday.

The new world record represents an increase of 10.5 percent on last year’s previous world record of 414,168 applicants for the 2019 race.

The 373,736 of the applicants for 2020 were from the UK. This is 25,860 up from the previous UK applicant record of 347,876 for the 2019 event. A total of 84,125 people applied in the international ballot.

More than 56 percent of the UK applications for 2020 were from people who have never run a marathon and just under 48 percent of the total UK applicants were women.

Entrants will be notified of the ballot results in October 2019.