How to watch the Boston Marathon live on TV or the web

Boston Marathon

Olympic marathon medalist and Waltham-born Deena Kastor will cover the race with the WBZ-TV team.

Runners walk down the track to the finish line in the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston. AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File

On April 18, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to the Back Bay to watch tens of thousands of runners give their all. If you don’t feel like traffic and crowds but still want to keep up to date with the race, you’re in luck. There are plenty of ways to watch the 2022 Boston Marathon from the comfort of your home.

Here’s what you need to know to see the marathon live:

First of all, here’s when the race starts…

The first start time is 9:02 AM, for runners with limited mobility. A full list of tee times can be viewed here.

If you want to watch the race on TV…

Local coverage will be provided on WBZ-TV (CBS). Pre-Race coverage will begin with “WBZ This Morning” at 4:30 a.m., and race coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m. Olympic Marathon Medalist and Waltham native Deena Kastor will cover the race along with Lisa Hughes and Toni Reavis. CBS will replay the race on myTV38 Saturday at 4 p.m.

Live national coverage will be broadcast on USA Network and the NBC Sports app from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. A primetime encore of the race will air on Olympic Channel at 8pm

Check your local listings for program and channel information.

If you want to listen to the race on the radio…

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 begins coverage at 9:00 AM. Jeff Brown will host the coverage, and there will be a team of reporters on the track.

You can also listen to the coverage via the iHeartRadio app.

If you want to stream the race live… will stream coverage starting at 9 a.m. Their team will also have a camera on the finish line from about 12:15pm

If you’re outside of New England (or your company’s computer servers are outside of New England), you won’t be able to watch the professional portion of the race, which runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.’s online streaming rights end at the New England border for that portion of the race.

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