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How to watch the Boston Marathon

Here all the different ways to tune in to the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

Boston Athletic Association

Runners and spectators from around the world will take to the streets in just a few hours for the Boston Marathon. The 26.2-mile course will take runners from Hopkinton, Massachusetts all the way to Boylston St. in Boston.

The 120th running of the historic race is scheduled to begin at 8:50 a.m. (5:50 a.m. PT), with the mobility impaired runners. The Elite women will go off at 9:32 a.m. ET (6:32 a.m. PT), followed by Elite men and the first wave of non-professional runners at 10 a.m (7 a.m. PT). You can view all of the official start times here.

Here are the different ways to tune in:

  • The race will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. Coverage is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • A live-stream will be available on the NBC Sports Live Extra website and app for Android and iOS devices. You will, however, be required to sign-in with a participating cable or satellite provider.
  • Local coverage will be available to viewers in the Boston area beginning at 7 a.m. on WBZ-TV, the local CBS affiliate.
  • There will also be a live-stream available for free on the Boston Athletic Association's website. A special mobile stream (for iOS devices only) can be viewed by clicking here.

Want to follow along on social media? Use the hashtag #BostonMarathon.