Et ego Londinium vici

What is the London Classics?

London Marathon Events has launched the London Classics, the country’s greatest and most iconic mass participation challenge.

 

The unique London Classics challenge requires participants to complete the London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon and Swim Serpentine.

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Swim Serpentine

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The first chance for people to complete the London Classics comes at this year’s Swim Serpentine on Saturday 16 September with the introduction of the new London Classics two-mile swim. Anyone who has completed the London Marathon since 1981 and cycled the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 since its inception in 2013 is eligible to enter.

 

If you would like to enter any of the events that make up the London Classics, visit the event websites above.

Conquer the London Classics

Everyone who completes this iconic trio of events will be awarded the unique London Classics medal. The specially designed medal, presented with a golden ribbon, is engraved with the names of the three events and the Latin words Et ego Londonium vici, which means I too have conquered London. The first medals will be awarded to swimmers who complete the London Classics wave at Swim Serpentine on Saturday 16 September.

 

In addition, all those who have completed the London Classics at Swim Serpentine will join the London Classics Hall of Fame. The list of the first members of the London Classics Hall of Fame will be published online after Swim Serpentine 2017 and the list will be updated after each of the London Classics qualifying events in 2018 and in future years.

Did you ride the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100?

 

Every rider who completed the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a step closer to entering the London Classics Hall of Fame.

 

If you’ve run the London Marathon at any time in the past (there’s no time limit on when you did it!) and completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive since the first edition in 2013, simply sign up for the London Classics wave and swim two miles at Swim Serpentine on Saturday 16 September 2017 and the amazing London Classics medal will be yours!

 

If the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 was your first London Classics event, why not sign up for a two-mile wave at Swim Serpentine and tick off event number two of the trio?

 

 

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Did you ride the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100?

Every rider who completed the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a step closer to entering the London Classics Hall of Fame.

 

If you’ve run the London Marathon at any time in the past (there’s no time limit on when you did it!) and completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive since the first edition in 2013, simply sign up for the London Classics wave and swim two miles at Swim Serpentine on Saturday 16 September 2017 and the amazing London Classics medal will be yours!

 

If the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 was your first London Classics event, why not sign up for a two-mile wave at Swim Serpentine and tick off event number two of the trio?

 

 

SIGN UP NOW

Olympic star Stanning to take on the London Classics

Double Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning OBE will be one of the first people to enter the London Classics Hall of Fame. Stanning ran the Virgin Money London Marathon in April and completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive in July. She aims to achieve the ultimate sporting triple by completing the Swim Serpentine two-mile swim on Saturday 16 September.

 

“It is a fantastic opportunity to be one of the first to complete this unique sporting triple,” says Stanning. "It is such a great idea from the London Marathon Events team and a challenge I’m sure a lot of people will want to take on.”

 

The London Classics medal is engraved with the names of the three events and the Latin words Et ego Londonium Vici, which means

I too have conquered London.