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London Classics Hall of Fame announced

The London Classics Hall of Fame, listing the first people to complete the world’s most iconic mass participation challenge, has been announced.


A total of 569 people completed the challenge by swimming two miles at Swim Serpentine on 16 September. Previously all had run the London Marathon and cycled the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

At Swim Serpentine, each person who had completed the London Classics was presented with the unique London Classics medal, engraved with the words Et ego Londinium vici (I too have conquered London).

The Hall of Fame lists the London Classics medallists in alphabetical order by first name and shows the year each person first completed each of the events.

The first man to complete the London Classics was Terry Bonnett, aged 38 from Wendover and the first woman was Sally Blick, aged 37 from Hastings. Double Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning, who completed the three challenges in one year, is also listed in the Hall of Fame.


To be awarded a London Classics medal and enter the Hall of Fame, participants must finish all three classic London events: the London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Swim Serpentine’s two-mile swim. There is no time limit on when these are completed and they can be done in any order.

The next opportunity to complete the London Classics comes at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. The results of the ballot, which attracted a world record 386,050 applicants, will be announced in the first week of October. The ballot for the 2018 Prudential-Surrey 100 on Sunday 29 July is open now.