It was 490 B.C. A legion of Persian trolls stormed into Greece hacking their way through every village and human along the way. Thick crimson blood stained the land, as men lay fallen in an attempt to save their country.
In a small town named Marathon, Greek soldiers wrestled their oppressors and fought valiantly until the final blood curdling Persian scream echoed out and his body thumped down to the ground. The Greeks had defeated the Persians.
Pheidippides ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the triumph to anxious Athenians. Upon doing so Pheidippides died and the Marathon was born. This was introduced in to the modern Olympics in 1896 to commemorate this amazing feat.
There are now over 500 organized Marathons in 64 countries every year and this weekend it is the turn of the greatest one of all… LONDON!
37,800 people will start the London Marathon this year – making it the largest one ever in the capital. And a whopping 650,000 spectators are expected to line the streets to cheer on the runners throughout the event.
The Marathon day is one of the greatest events to hit the capital each year and revellers line the streets full of cheers of joy ready to support anyone on the long 26.2-mile stretch.
Just to ensure that you can get the most out of this fantastic event, we have compiled a short list of essentials that you will need as a spectator, and with 649,999 other people there you want to be sure to stand out!
Whilst the weather is not currently expected to be overly sunny, you can never to be too sure of the British sun. You wouldn’t want to be caught out with the sun beaming down on your face all day whilst you squint and scrunch your face up like an old dried prune.
Ray-Ban Black/Gold Metal Sunglasses – £87.95
The Metal Sunglasses from Ray-Ban come in Black/Gold colour. The new full metal round double bridge reinvents authentic DNA design to create an all-new Ray-Ban icon, disrupting the concept of iconic design with a revolutionary statement of must-have style. Featuring minimalistic volumes in easy to wear tones of gold or black and flat flash gradient lenses, this slick style offers contemporary individuals a passe-partout look with irresistible contemporary appeal. These sunglasses offer 100% UV Protection with a G-15 Lens, and comes with a hard case included.
It’s likely to be pretty fresh in the city early in the morning and the party tends to go on way into the night. Therefore, a lightweight jacket is the perfect layer to keep your protected from the elements whilst you are standing around. If the temperature does rise this little number for NICCE London will not be too hard to stow away.
Nicce London Black Stadium Coach Badge Logo Jacket £54.95
The Stadium Coach Badge Logo Jacket from NICCE London comes in Black, featuring a spread collar and button closure. With twin pockets at the sides, this men’s jacket sports a logo on the chest.
Rocking the casual look is perfect for any spectator this weekend. You are going to be out all day and well into the night. You have a marathon of your own – so you need to be comfortable yet stylish at the same time. Pastel colours are the big thing this season and this Religion Tee has everything you could ever ask for.
Religion New Pink Peluche Fade Out T-Shirt – £34.95
Coming in regular fit, the Peluche Fade Out T-Shirt from Religion comes in textured pattern and New Pink colour. This tee also has a brand logo to the left bottom and vertical stitching on back. This tee for men also features crew neck and short sleeves.
Team up this whole look with these skintight Levis jeans. Remember it is still only April and we’re not expecting sunshine just yet, so jeans are the go to choice. Plus they give an excellent finish to the laid back, stylish look you are going for.
Levi’s Black 519 Extreme Skinny Fit Jeans – £84.95
The 519 Extreme Skinny Fit Black Jeans from Levi’s come in Black, featuring a zip fly and a traditional five-pocket design. Super skinny from hip to ankle, these jeans sit below the waist and are made from a 2-way comfort stretch fabric. They sport a brand tab at the back of the waistband.