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How To Watch The Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 12 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Ryan Wood

The live broadcast of the Boston Marathon is moving to NBCSN in 2016, instantly scaling the number of households it can be seen in. In recent years, the race was on the now-defunct Universal Sports and its smaller footprint.

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That’s good news for running fans with cable television. Here are some details to get you ready to watch the Boston Marathon race day on April 18.

National Television

NBCSN will have 4-1/2 hours of coverage on Marathon Monday, with the broadcast starting at 8:30 a.m. ET and lasting until 1 p.m. (the elite women start at 9:32 a.m. and the elite men and first wave start at 10 a.m.)

In addition, NBC-owned Universal HD will broadcast a preview show on Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. ET, and play an encore of the race at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 18.


In addition to the television options, the Boston Marathon broadcast will be livestreamed on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, which can be downloaded for free to your smartphone or tablet, or found on platforms like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
To access the content, you need to provide login credentials from your television provider. On web browsers, the stream is available at nbcsports.com/live-extra.

Local Television

For those in the Boston area, CBS affiliate WBZ-TV will have coverage throughout the day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. In addition, a course guide and finish-line cam will be set up on its website, CBSBoston.com
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