How To Watch The 2017 Boston Marathon

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon will take place Monday, April 17. If you want to watch, here is what you need to know.

Schedule of Events

The Mobility Impaired runners start the marathon at 8:50 a.m. The wheelchair race begins at 9:17 a.m., followed by the Elite Women at 9:32 a.m. Elite Men and Wave One starts at 10:00 a.m.

National Television

NBC Sports Network will be broadcasting live race coverage from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. EST. If you want more Boston coverage, NBC-owned Universal HD will host a preview show on Sunday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST and a replay of the marathon at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday night.


If planning to view the race through a web browser, there are two choices. The B.A.A. will carry a live feed of the race through their website at The marathon will also be available to watch at

If watching through a smartphone or tablet, the race will be live streamed on the NBC Sports Live Extra app. The app is free but you will need to provide log-in credentials from your cable provider.

Local Television

For those in the Boston area, CBS affiliate WBZ-TV will have exclusive local coverage from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. EST. will also carry a live stream, a course guide, and a finish-line camera. This year Shalane Flanagan will join the broadcast with returning hosts Lisa Hughes, Steve Burton, and Toni Reavis.

International Viewers

FloTrack Live will live stream the marathon to viewers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. Other international broadcasters can be found here.

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