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April 14, 2018

How to Watch The 2018 Boston Marathon: Online, Live Stream, TV Broadcast Information

Monday’s Boston Marathon is a must-watch event. But how? We’ve got you covered.


US television coverage will be on NBC Sports Network. Boston-area viewers can also watch on WBZ (Channel 4).

Canadian television coverage will be on TSN2. Other national broadcasters:

UK – BBC (digital)
Pan-Europe (Excluding U.K., Lithuania, Sweden): Olympic Channel
Lithuania – Sport 1
Sweden – Sportlib
Pan-Asia (Excluding China, Malaysia): Olympic Channel
Japan – Olympic Channel
China – regional TV platforms, including BesTV, China Mobile Migu, Tianjin IPTV
Malaysia – Astro
South America (ex. Brazil) – ESPN Sur
Brazil — Globosat
Pan-Africa – Kwese Sports, Supersport SA
Worldwide News Access: SNTV
Worldwide News Access: Global Eagle


NBC Sports Gold will have two feeds on Monday morning, an ad-free feed and a simulcast of the NBCSN broadcast. An NBC Sports Gold track and field pass is $69.99 for the remainder of 2018.

The WBZ television broadcast will have a FREE webcast at but is geoblocked outside of New England. However, savvy web users in these days of privacy concerns have already installed a VPN, and fans of global sports such as road racing know a VPN can be used to bypass geoblocking.


If it’s not going to be possible for you to see the Boston Marathon, maybe you can hear it instead. Radio coverage will be on WBZ NewsRadio (AM 1030) in the Boston area and webcast everywhere on


7:00 am: WBZ coverage begins
8:30 am: NBCSN coverage begins
8:40 am: Mobility Impaired start
9:02 am: Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair Division start
9:04 am: Women’s Push Rim Wheelchair Division start
9:25 am: Handcycle & Duos start
9:32 am: Elite Women’s start
10:00 am: Elite Men’s start and First Wave
10:25 am: Second Wave
10:50 am: Third Wave
11:15 am: Fourth Wave
11:50-59 am: anticipated elite women’s finish
12:05-15 pm: anticipated elite men’s finish

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