The Boston Marathon are being nationally televised on NBCSN. If you have cable, that means you’re all set and will also be able to watch the Chicago and Boston Marathons online via the NBC Sports website – you’ll just need to log-in with details of your TV provider. Watch Boston Marathon 2021 Online TV Channel.
In the US, the race will be broadcast live locally on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and cbsboston.com, with a race re-broadcast on myTV38 at 8:00 p.m. ET with the elite men’s race starting at 8:37 am ET and women at 8:45 am ET.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: 2021 Boston Marathon
When: Monday, October 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET – 12 p.m. ET
The easiest way to track the runners, see a live leaderboard and get real-time results is the BAA website. Go here to go directly to the leaderboard or here for tracking. Or simply go to the BAA homepage and scroll down to view the leaderboard. Alternatively, you can also download the Boston Marathon mobile app in the App Store of Google Play store.
Boston Marathon start times and schedule
Boston Marathon fans, be warned, you’re going to need to set your alarm earlier than you do on Patriots Day. This year’s Boston Marathon schedule is as follows (all times are in ET):
8:02 a.m. – Men’s wheelchair
8:05 a.m. – Women’s wheelchair
8:30 a.m. – Handcycles and duos
8:37 a.m. – Professional men
8:45 a.m. – Professional women
8:50 a.m. – Para athletics
9 a.m. – Non-elite rolling start
How to watch the Boston Marathon in the US
If you’re local to Boston, the easiest way to watch all of the action on Monday is to put your feet up and tune into CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV live coverage, which airs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Cut the cord? It should be available locally on fuboTV, if your WBZ is available for you.
Outside of Boston, you can also tune in to the Boston Marathon on NBC Sports and the NBC Sports app, which will be broadcasting live race coverage from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. You could log into those services with the right cable provider login.
You can also stream the Boston Marathon on Peacock, although that does require you to have a subscription, which costs $4.99 a month. Plus, if you signed up to FloSports to watch the London Marathon last weekend, you can also stream the Boston Marathon on there.
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How to watch the Boston Marathon in the UK
If you’re in the UK, you can still follow the Boston Marathon live coverage by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
The easiest way to tune in is to watch the live coverage on NBC Sports using a VPN service, which starts at 1.00 pm BST. You can also watch the live stream from FloSports, but this does require you to have a subscription. Plans start at $12.50 per month, according to the FloSports website, and you can download the FloSports app on Roku and Apple TV.