Mark Carney trains for London Marathon

Despite his super-busy work schedule, Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, 49, still finds time to train each morning for April’s London Marathon, an event that has been held every spring in the UK capital since March 29, 1981.

Mr. Carney’s participation in the race, which is 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) long, will raise money for a cancer research charity, a Bank of England spokesperson said on Friday.

Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada, Mr. Carney became Governor of the BoE on July 21, 2013. He has been training every morning before meetings with colleagues at the central bank or other central bankers and finance leaders around the world.

Mark Carney

Doctors say high-flying executives need to remember to keep fit. Mark Carney clearly takes this advice seriously.

According to witnesses, he is often seen running to and from work in London rather than using his official car.

Apart from overseeing the finances of the world’s sixth largest economy, Mr. Carney is also Chairman of the G20’s Financial Stability Board. He was previously Governor of the Bank of Canada and has been credited with shielding his country from the worst effects of the 2008 financial crisis.


Mr. Carney is a citizen of Canada, Ireland and the UK.

He has been a keen sportsman for most of his life. During his Harvard years, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1988, he was back-up goalie for the University’s ice hockey team.

He continued playing hockey with the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club, where he received an MPhil in economics in 1993.

Cancer Research UK – London Marathon’s Official Charity

Cancer Research UK, the official charity for the London Marathon 2015, says this will be a big year. It has the largest team ever and plans to raise a record amount of money.

“If you’ve been lucky enough to bag a ballot place, join our team and be part of something huge,” says Cancer Research UK. “You’ll be taking on 26.2 miles around one of the world’s most iconic marathon routes, cheered on by our biggest ever crowd of supporters.”

Its application process for charity places has closed for this year. However, Cancer Research UK invites people to register their interest in the 2016 event.