The London Marathon is no stranger to celebrities competing over its iconic 26.2 miles.
And 2018 is no different. From Katie Price to Stephen Mangan a typical mix of celebrities from all different fields of work will be competing in the race.
Chris Newton became the quickest celebrity ever in 2014 when the world champion cyclist swapped out the bike for his own legs setting an impressive time of 2:45:10.
The year after he beat his own record and set a time of 2:39:27 which all celebrities will be looking to beat in years to come.
The quickest woman celebrity was not far behind with former Ironman triathlon world champion Chrissie Wellington holding the record at 2:49:01.
Over the years celebrities have become an increasingly important part of the charity fund-raising element of the race and this year will be no different.
Former rower Sir Steve Redgrave held the record for most money raised in a single London Marathon at £1.7 million.
This was later beaten by Steve Chalke who raised £2,330,159.38 for Oasis Uk in 2011.
Here are a few examples who will be competing at the event in 2018…
Presenter Katie Price
One of the more surprising entries is former glamour model turned Loose Woman Katie Price – dressed as a giant lung.
That’s because her mum was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2017 so she is running for the British Lung Foundation.
She has taken on the challenge before in 2009, but is getting a bit of stick on social media over her training this time around.
Actress Eve Myles
Other well known faces include Welsh actress Eve Myles, famous for her role in Doctor Who spin off Torchwood. She’ll be running for the NSPCC and has done a few half marathons before.
But this is her first time having a go at the big one.
Radio DJ Chris Evans
TV and Radio host Chris Evans is also taking on the gruelling distance for Children in Need – and it’ll be his fourth marathon in a row.
The former Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI host now does a regular show on Radio Two – in between marathon’s of course.
Bake off winner Selasi Gbormittah
The 2016 Great British Bake Off winner is taking the challenge for World Vision. He’s done two half marathons before, but as he points out, that doesn’t equal one full marathon.
Presenter George Lamb
Football Tonight presenter George is the son of actor Larry Lamb.
He’s recently been working with Audible on a series where he gets tips and tricks from marathon master Sir Mo Farah and Joe Wicks called Mo-Joe. His father is actor Larry Lamb.
Actor Richard Harrington
Richard is the star of Welsh show Hinterland, plus Bleak House, Jimmy McGovern’s Gunpowder, Treason and Plot and Gavin Claxton’s comedy feature film The All Together. He is running for Bloodwise.
Actor Stephen Mangan
He’s played Dan in I’m Alan Partridge, Sean in Episodes and was even Postman Pat in the movie version. Stephen also played Adrian Mole in The Cappuccino Years and then as Guy Secretion in Channel 4’s Green Wing.
Singer Rochelle Humes
Rochelle had 13 top 10 hits with pop group The Saturdays and is now a TV presenter on the likes of Ninja Warrior and clothes designer.
Rochelle will run for charity of the year Teenage Cancer Trust.
News reader Sophie Raworth
She returns for her eighth London Marathon. Raworth is best known for being a news anchor on the BBC and has been getting faster every year.
She ran her Personal Best last year with a time of 3:29:15 and will be looking to keep the pattern going. She must enjoy marathon running as Raworth has previously run the Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin and Tokyo Marathons.
Football commentator Jonathan Pearce
He will be running his seventh London Marathon for the charity, The Lily Foundation, which is named after his niece who sadly passed away due to mitochondrial disease aged just eigh months.
Pearce is one of the most well renowned voices in football as he commentates weekly on BBC’s Match of the Day programme.
News reader Sean Fletcher
Sean returns to the London Marathon to run for the charity ‘Young Minds’. Fletcher began his career at the BBC and presented its rolling news bulletins before making the switch to sport joining Sky Sports in 2011.
More recently he has been a reporter for BBC One’s ‘Countryfile’, and has also co-presneted BBC Two’s ‘Food Detectives’.
Chef Gordon Ramsay
The MBE returns to the event for the first time in nine years.
Ramsay is the proud owner of three Michelin stars and is a well known celebrity to the public. He previously ran 10 consecutive London Marathons up to 2009, but this year will be running with wife Tana and children Jack and Holly.
All four of them will be running for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Iron Chef Marcus Bean
Ramsay is joined by Marcus Bean, who was victorious on Iron Chef Uk on Channel 4 in 2010 and is a regular on This Morning, Good Food’s Market Kitchen, and Channel 4’s What’s Cooking and Drop Down Menu.
Sports stars are always present at the London Marathon and this year there is no exception.
Hockey player Hannah MacLeod
Hannah was a member of the Great Britain hockey team that achieved gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. This was a highlight in a fantastic career where MacLeod made 150 appearances for Britain and England.
She has now moved onto coaching for the Great Britain Elite Development squad and will be taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon this year.
Swimmer Cassie Patten
Cassie patten is a bronze medalist in the 10km open water swim at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Patten is one of only nine Britons to have won an Olympic swimming medal over the last 20 years.
Furthermore, she won a World Championship silver in 2007; despite being stung by a jellyfish. This year she will be swapping the water fro the ground and running in the London Marathon.
Other famous ex-sportsman include the Welsh pair of ex-rugby player Shane Williams and 400m runner Iwan Thomas – and current Southend United boss Chris Powell is also taking part.