Boston Marathon Live Stream: American women have what looks to be their best shot to win the Boston Marathon for the first time in a very long time. Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Desi Linden, and Shalane Flanagan are just four of the American women in contention for the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.
The men’s field is also fairly packed, though Galen Rupp, last year’s runner-up, remains the favorite among American men. The marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN nationally, though the Elite Women’s group will start at 9:32 a.m. while the Elite Men’s group will start at 10 a.m. Live streaming online can be had via NBC Sports, fuboTV, and locally via CBS Boston.
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Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race last year, at age 37. She’ll be defending her win, and is the primary woman standing in the way of a US win. Caroline Rotich of Kenya and all of Aselefech Mergia, Buzunesh Deba, and Mamitu Daska of Ethiopa are the other international women to watch.
They will be tasked with besting Huddle, Hasay, Flanagan, and Linden, along with some other American women that have gone under the radar, like Serena Burla and Kellyn Taylor.
Rupp came within 21 seconds of winning the Boston Marathon in 2017, finishing just behind Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya with a time of 2:09:58. Rupp’s personal marathon record isn’t among the best in the field, but neither was Meb Keflezighi’s when he won the marathon in 2014, becoming the first American man to do so since 1983. Rupp is trying to become the first American-born runner to win the marathon since that same year.
The elite women are expected to finish in the 11:50-11:59 a.m. window, while the elite men will cross the line sometime around the 12:05-12:15 p.m. mark. For a full look at the course map, you can check the marathon’s official website, along with a full list of road closures from Boston’s official site.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Monday, including full start times as well as all the live streaming links.
he most famous 26.2 miles in sports will take place on Monday, as runners–both casual and professional alike–take on the 2018 Boston Marathon. Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui and American Galen Rupp are back after finishing 1-2 in the men’s race a year ago, while Edna Kiplagat is seeking a repeat victory on the women’s side.
National coverage of the race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network live from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including NBC Sports Network. You can sign up right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the race coverage on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
FuboTV: NBC Sports Network is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and then you can watch race coverage on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app
DirecTV Now: NBC Sports Network is included in all four of DirecTV Now’s channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and you can then watch the race coverage live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: NBC Sports Network is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch race coverage live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
A Boston Marathon finish-line camera will live stream from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ET on Monday.
Watch the stream here on NBCSports.com/live or on the NBC Sports app.
The Boston Marathon field is capped at 30,000 runners, who start in Hopkinton and traverse 26.2 miles en route to the Boylston Street finish line.
Boston is the world’s oldest annual marathon, inspired by the first Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896.
The 122nd Boston Marathon race airs live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold on Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. ET.