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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.

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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.