Pakistani Celebrities to Feature in the London Marathon 2024

The Marathon: a fabled event that attracts participants from all over the world. This year’s Marathon featured a record number of Pakistani celebrities who shined on the world’s biggest stage.

The Marathon 2024 was held in London, United Kingdom. The three-day event started at 10:30 am on Wednesday, 17th April, and the closing bell rang on the evening of April 20th which happened to be Saturday.

The event was a remarkable success for Pakistani celebrities and the nation itself. Let’s recap all the major highlights of the event and look at all the prominent celebrities that participated in the London Marathon 2024.

Pakistani Celebrities Roster at the London Marathon 2024 Roster

The Pakistani roster for the London Marathon looks quite promising. All lights were on the rumoured appearance of Mehwish Hayat in the London Marathon 2024. However, due to personal commitments, she could not make it to the London Marathon 2024.

Despite the Pakistani television sensation not participating, the London Marathon was not without a star studded lineup featuring media sensation such as Nida Yawar and her husband Yawar Siddique.

Other prominent personalities also took the stage at the London Marathon 2024 which included the likes of Bilal Ehsan (Co-founder of Islamabad Running Club), Journalist Rehman Azhar and more.

At this point we are just scratching the surface, there’s was immense presence of Pakistani celebrities and influential personalities at the London Marathon 2024.

For the sake of simplicity, we would not be able to mention the name of every celebrity participating in the London Marathon, but here’s a test for you. Write the name of the celebrities we have missed in the comment section; let’s find out how informed you are.

Spotlight at the London Marathon 2024 Winners

The top three position holders of London Marathon in men’s category – Runners World

The london Marathon 2024 was nothing short of drama. We witnessed close finishes, set backs, and awe inspiring surprises.

Starting with the men’s 26 mile run: it was dominated by Alexandar Mutiso who finished the run in 2 hours 4 minutes and 1 second. Alexandar Mutiso hails from Kenya and is a renowned long-distance runner who has participated in many Marathons throughout his career and won gold on multiple occasions.

The runner up for the men’s category was Kenenisa Bekele who managed to enduare the 26 mile run in 2 hours 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Our silver medalist hails from Ethiopia and is also a long-distance runner.

Occupying the last spot on the podium was Emile Cairess. Like the top two finishers, Emile is also a long-distance runner from the United Kingdom.

Shifting our attention to the women’s results. The first to finish was Peres Jepchirchir, who is a kenyan long-distance runner. The second spot was claimed by Tigst Assefa from Ethiopia, while the third position was occupied by Joyciline Jepkosgei.

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Lackluster Results for Pakistan

Pakistani runner could not take any podium finish and many of them failed to finish, which is a somewhat disappointing. However, it is a given that Pakistani runners do not have access to facilities which other runners get.

Therefore, we should appreciate our runners and the celebrities that participated in the Marathon and encourage them so they can deliver better results next time around. Way to go green shirts!

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