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How to watch the 2017 Boston Marathon

img 5971 - How to watch the 2017 Boston MarathonThe 121st running of the Boston Marathon will take place Monday, April 17. If you want to watch, here are the best ways.

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

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 you do not get NBCSN and plan to watch 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.