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Broadcasts — 2012 Boston Marathon Television and Internet Coverage

running-advice-bugThe 116th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Monday April 16th, 2012. You can watch the marathon unfold live on television and the Internet. Here is what you need to know to watch the big race unfold as it happens.

Boston Marathon 2012 Television and Internet Broadcast Information
Race date: Monday, April 16th, 2012
Start times (All times US Eastern Time):
— 9:00 a.m. Mobility Impaired Participants Start
— 9:17 a.m. Push-Rim Wheelchair Division Start
— 9:22 a.m. Handcycle Participants Start
— 9:32 a.m. Elite Women’s Start
— 10:00 a.m. Elite Men’s Start & Wave One
— 10:20 a.m Wave Two
— 10:40 a.m. Wave Three

TV Broadcasts:

Local Coverage in the Boston Area
The race will be televised live in its entirety, locally in Boston on WBZ-TV (Channel 4). Please visit, for more information and bonus coverage of the 2011 Boston Marathon.
–8:00-9:00AM Eastern Time — Pre-race Special
–9:00AM-1:30PM Eastern Time — Full Race Coverage

Nationwide Television Coverage
The race will be carried live on the Universal Sports Network. Check your cable listing to see if your cable company offers Universal Sports Network or visit for more information.
— 9:30AM-12:30PM — Full Race Coverage

Internet Web-cast:
If you do not have access to Universal Sports on your cable network, the race will also be shown nationally on Universal Sports on-line online at
–9:30AM-12:30PM Eastern Time — Internet Coverage of Boston Marathon on Universal Sports Network

The B.A.A. website had more than 11 million page views for the 2011 Boston Marathon. The race provides real-time leaderboards and commentary, and avenues by which visitors can track runners in progress. See

Enjoy the race and check back here for complete post-race coverage on Running Advice and News.


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