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Best Ways to Watch Boston – On Site, Online, TV

How
to Watch the 2010 Boston Marathon

 

Along the Course:

An anticipated 500,000 people will
line the race course on Monday and cheer on a field of 25,000 runners from
Hopkinton to Boston. The Boston Marathon Spectator Guide,
which offers tips on where to watch, when to expect the runners based on their
start times, and transportation information along the course, can be downloaded
at – www.baa.org/BostonMarathon/SpectatorGuide.asp.

 

Local Televsion
Coverage:

WBZ-TV, the Boston CBS affiliate,
will air exclusive, live, local coverage of the race from 8:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
(EST) on Monday, April 19. Its coverage of the Marathon to date is catalogued on its website ‰ÛÒ www.wbztv.com/bostonmarathon.

National Television
Coverage:

For viewers living outside of the
Boston area,
Universal Sports will broadcast wire-to-wire coverage of the 114th
Boston Marathon beginning at 9:30 a.m. (EST). Viewers are encouraged to check
local cable listings to find Universal Sports in their area. The Boston Marathon
will be broadcast to more than 100 countries worldwide.

 Online
Coverage:

Where there‰Ûªs an internet
connection, there‰Ûªs a chance to watch the 114th Boston Marathon. The
historic race will be carried live online at www.universalsports.com.

 

 Online
Information:

The official race website, www.bostonmarathon.org, transforms
into a race-tracking center on race day. The site will offer live commentary and
an active leaderboard, showing the progress of athletes at every five kilometer
mark.


Established
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy
lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the
world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events
and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs.
Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon has been John Hancock
Financial.

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