How to Watch the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

September 29, 2020

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be held this Sunday, October 4, as an elite-only race. The fields are outstanding as usual, headlined by the showdown between world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele in the men’s race.

Below, we tell you how to watch the event. For full London Marathon coverage, click here.

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How to watch in the USA

Start times: 2:15 a.m. EDT (elite women), 5:15 a.m. EDT (elite men), 8:12 a.m. ET (wheelchair)

NBC Sports Network will have five-and-a-half hours of live coverage beginning at 2:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 4. So set your alarms or DVRs accordingly. You can also stream the race live on NBC Sports Gold (requires subscription). The Olympic Channel will air a full replay at 2:30 p.m. ET.

How to watch in the UK

Start times: 07:15 BST (elite women), 10:15 BST (elite men), 13:12 BST (wheelchair)

The BBC will have eight hours of live coverage, broken down as follows:

07:00-10:00 (women’s elite race): BBC2
10:00-13:00 (men’s elite race): BBC1
13:00-15:00 (wheelchair races): BBC2

How to watch in the rest of the world (courtesy London Marathon)

Broadcaster Country
FloSports Australia, Canada,
Pan Europe & Pan Asia
BTVÂ Botswana
ESPN Brazil Brazil
Olympic Channel China & Middle East
EBU Europe
L’Equipe France
ZDF Germany
RAI Sport Italy
Sport 1 Israel
RTI Ivory Coast
NHK Japan
Citizen TV Kenya
LTV Lesotho
MBC Mauritius
NOS Netherlands
Sky Sport New Zealand
Super Sport Pan Africa
ESPN Pan Latin America
RBA Rwanda
Swazi TV Swaziland
SRG-SSR Switzerland
NBCSN & Olympic Channel USA
SNTV Worldwide