The world’s best distance runners will gather Sunday for the New York City Marathon, with American Meb Keflezighi trying to follow up on his victory at the Boston Marathon with a win in the Big Apple.
The race gets underway at 8:30 a.m. when wheelchair competitors start, with professional women starting at 9:10 a.m. and professional men started at 9:40 a.m. The race starts on the Staten Island side of the Verrezano-Narrows Bridge before moving into Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, then coming back into Manhattan and finishing in Central Park.
Here’s how to watch.
Watch the NYC Marathon on TV
ABC and ESPN have the telecast, with coverage airing on ABC in the New York market and on ESPN2 nationally. ABC’s local coverage starts at 7 a.m. Eastern, while ESPN2’s begins at 9 a.m. Eastern.
ESPN’s John Anderson and Hannah Storm will co-anchor the telecast, with a team of ABC7 reporters joining them.
From a press release on the coverage via Zap2It:
ESPN SportsCenter anchors John Anderson and Hannah Storm co-host race day coverage, with Anderson providing commentary from the booth and Storm at the start and finish lines. They will be joined by ABC7 sports anchors Rob Powers and Laura Behnke, reporter Lewis Johnson and analysts Tim Hutchings and Carrie Tollefson. John Del Giorno (helicopter), Lee Goldberg (weather), Paula Radcliffe (lead women’s reporter), Toni Reavis (lead men’s reporter), David Willey (on-course reporter) and ABC7 reporters Anthony Johnson, Kemberly Richardson and Joe Torres will also provide updates throughout the race. Additionally, Bristol, Conn.,-based commentators Fernando Palomo and Georgina Ruiz Sandoval will call the race for ESPN Deportes+. Commentator conference call audio replay and transcript.
Watch the NYC Marathon Online
If you have access to a cable log-in and password — either yours or someone else’s — you can watch the race for free online via WatchABC in the New York area or Watch ESPN nationally. Both live streams will launch at 7 a.m. Eastern. A Spanish-language broadcast will also air at ESPNDeportes.com.
Watch the NYC Marathon on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users outside the New York market with access to Watch ESPN can watch the race on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. If you’re in the New York market, you can watch on the Watch ABC app, which is also available as a free download in the App Store, the Google Play Store, the Amazon App Store and the Windows Store.