July 7, 2022

What are the London Marathon 2018 odds?

What are the London Marathon 2018 odds?
Can Mo Farah beat the odds in London? (Picture: Getty Images)

The London Marathon is happening today and tens of thousands of ordinary people are, bizarrely, going to be running for the best part of 30 miles.

Whilst it is a fantastic achievement to get round 26.2 miles in any time, the elite runners will be doing so in just over two hours, which is mind-bogglingly fast.

Two years ago, Eliud Kipchoge set a course record by completing the London Marathon in 2:03:05 to win the race for a second time.

In 2017 Mary Keitany broke the womens world marathon record by running it in 2:17:01, and she is back this year to try and beat it.

What are the London Marathon 2018 odds?
Mo Farah is having a second crack at the London Marathon (Picture: Getty Images)

Mo Farah will be running the London Marathon for the second time after having a crack at it in 2014.

The Olympic hero managed it in 2:08:21 which saw him finish eighth – just under four minutes behind winner Wilson Kipsang.


The bookies give Farah a chance of winning the race this time around, but he is comfortably behind the favourite in the odds, the man who has won it twice before – Kipchoge.

What are the London Marathon 2018 odds?
Eliud Kipchoge is the favourite (Picture: Getty)

The 33-year-old Kenyan is a legendary marathon runner, winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics and having won marathons in Hamburg, Rotterdam, Chicago, London and Berlin.

The bookmakers have him as the clear favourite to triumph once again and it will take a monumental effort from Farah to beat him.

London Marathon 2018 Men's Winner odds

8/13 – Eliud Kipchoge

6/1 – Kenenisa Bekele

11/1 – Bedan Karoki

12/1 – Daniel Wanjiru

12/1 – Mo Farah

14/1 – Guye Adola

17/1 – Abel Kirui

17/1 – Lawrence Cherono

22/1 – Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

33/1 – Tolo Hura Kikata

275/1 – Matthew Clowes

275/1 – Aaron Scott

275/1 – Jonny Mellor

275/1 – Tsegai Tewelse

275/1 – Yahanes Gebregergish

275/1 – Stephen Scullion

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Current champion Keitany is the favourite to win the womens race after setting the world record in the event last year.

However, Tirunesh Dibaba is not far behind her in the odds, having finished second last year, setting the fifth fastest time ever in the process.

London Marathon 2018 Women's Winner odds

What are the London Marathon 2018 odds?
Kenyas Mary Keitany won the race last year (Picture: Getty Images)

11/10 – Mary Keitany

6/4 – Tirunesh Dibaba

7/1 – Vivian Cheruiyot

17/1 – Gladys Cherono

17/1 – Mare Dibaba

90/1 – Tigist Tufa

90/1 – Brigid Kosgei

90/1 – Tadelech Bekele

90/1 – Rose Chelimo

275/1 – Rebecca Murray

275/1 – Tracy Barlow

All odds courtesy of Betfair

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