April 13, 2013
One of the reason’s we’ve always loved the Boston Marathon is that for a long time it was the only US major that was broadcast live nationally. This year, you can once again watch it live for free. Additionally, there will be a lot of simultaneous commentary on LetsRun.com on our “World Famous Message Boards” as watching a stream at work may get you fired but a static webpage is easier to cover up.
There are three different ways to watch Monday’s marathon. Since most of you will be at work, your best bet is to stream it on the Internet. There are three Internet streams.
1) BAA – Watchlive.BAA.org – Starts at 9:30 AM ET – This stream is free and open to everyone in the US.
2) Universal Sports – (Subscribers only) – Race starts at 9:30. They also will be broadcasting on television and the pre-race show begins at 9:00 am. On tv, there also is post-race coverage. Their broadcast schedule is as follows.
9:00 a.m. ET: Pre-Race Show
9:30 a.m. ET: 2013 Boston Marathon
12:30 p.m. ET: Post-Race Show
4:00 p.m. ET: 2013 Boston Marathon Wrap Up Show
If you don’t subscribe to Universal Sport tv, you can still watch it if you are a Astound, BendBroadband, DIRECTV, DISH, Hawaiian Telcom or WAVE Broadband subscriber.
3) New England Only – WBZ-TV – The local CBS affiliate will be doing it’s own broadcast both online and on tv with announcers Steve Burton, Toni Reavis and Kathrine Switzer. 2013 marks the 30th year WBZ-TV has aired 30 years of complete, live, local coverage of Boston.