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How To Watch The 2018 Boston Marathon
The Boston Globe has cited the Boston Marathon as the “best attended, single-day sporting event” in New England, attracting an estimated 1 million spectators last year. Countless others watch the race from afar, and if you plan to be part of that second group this year, this is what you need to know about how to tune in.
The marathon kicks off with the mobility impaired division at 8:40 a.m.* on Monday, April 16. All races will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports starting at 8:30 a.m. EST and locally on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV starting at 7 a.m. Viewers tuning in from around the world can find a list of international broadcasters on the Boston Athletic Association’s website. The official breakdown of the Marathon Monday racing schedule is as follows:
- 8:40 a.m.: Mobility Impaired
- 9:02 a.m.: Men’s Wheelchair
- 9:04 a.m.: Women’s Wheelchair
- 9:25 a.m.: Handcycles and Duos
- 9:32 a.m.: Elite Women
- 10 a.m.: Elite Men / Wave 1
- 10:25 a.m.: Wave 2
- 10:50 a.m.: Wave 3
- 11:15 a.m.: Wave 4
*All times cited on this page are for the Eastern Standard Time Zone.
Tune in on Marathon Monday morning to watch the race live and follow along with Women’s Running‘s coverage as we provide pre-race tips, the official post-race rundown and interviews with members of this year’s elite fields along the way.