The London Marathon is back for 2021 this Sunday (October 3) as an estimated 100,000 runners are expected to take part, making it the biggest event yet.

After a virtual event was held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a physical marathon was able to make a comeback due to the lifting of restrictions.

Competitors have been training for months now and would have been at the London Marathon Running Show this week to drop off their kitbag and lateral flow test.

Many of us will be happy to just spectate at the event though, but for those not going in-person, then there is always the option of watching on TV.

The BBC will once again be hosting the coverage, although recently there was news that it could move to another broadcaster from next year.

This would be a big move, as the BBC has broadcasted the London Marathon since it began back in 1981.

Here’s how to watch the event from home

How to watch the 2021 London Marathon?

Coverage of the event will begin over on BBC Two at 8am on Sunday, with the race beginning proceedings at 9.30am.

Then it will move over to BBC One at 10am, which will continue until 2.30pm.

This can be watched on TV or on your laptop/phone over on the BBC iPlayer.