How to Watch Boston Marathon 2015 Live Stream Online

Meb Keflezighi is looking to repeat as the Boston Marathon men's champion. (Getty)

Meb Keflezighi is looking to repeat as the Boston Marathon men’s champion. (Getty)

The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is Monday – Patriots’ Day – and is expected to draw a half a million spectators to the streets of the Massachusetts capital.

Defending champion Meb Keflezighi highlights the men’s field, along with Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Kenyans Wilson Chebet and Patrick Makau.

2014 women’s champion Rita Jeptoo was suspended in January 2 years for doping, leaving American Shalane Flanagan, Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba, and Kenyans Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel as the favorites.

The Boston Marathon will be televised nationally by Universal Sports Network beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. If you’re in the Boston area, coverage will be on WBZ-TV.

But if you can’t be in front of a television, there are other ways to watch, including online for free on the Boston Athletic Association website and on your mobile device.

Keep reading to find out how to watch online:


Watch Boston Marathon Online

Meb Keflezighi wins 2014 Boston Marathon – Universal Sportshttp://www.UniversalSports.com 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, In the 118th Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi becomes the first American man to win since 1983, with a personal best at 2:08:37, 11 seconds over Wilson Chebet (KEN) who nearly chased him down. (Call your TV provider to watch full events on TV and online.) Universal Sports Network is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering exclusive coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes, and in depth sports news year round. http://twitter.com/universalsports/ http://facebook.com/UniversalSports2014-04-21T16:52:29.000Z

If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Universal Sports Network, click here to watch the Boston Marathon online. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream. UniversalSports.com’s coverage will also feature a finish line web cam, which will go live at about 10 a.m. Eastern.

The Boston Athletic Association website will have a free live stream of the elite race starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. It will be available at watchlive.baa.org.


Watch Boston Marathon 2015 on Mobile

Rita Jeptoo wins 2014 Boston Marathon, Women's Race – Universal Sportshttp://www.UniversalSports.com 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, In the 118th Boston Marathon, Rita Jeptoo (KEN) wins her third Boston Marathon (2006, 2013), by 58 seconds, breaking the 2002 course record by 1:46 at 2:18:57. Shalane Flanagan (USA), who lead it out and finished 6th. (Call your TV provider to watch full events on TV and online.) Universal Sports Network is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering exclusive coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes, and in depth sports news year round. http://twitter.com/universalsports/ http://facebook.com/UniversalSports2014-04-21T17:51:45.000Z

Mobile and tablet users with access to Universal Sports Network can watch the race on the Universal Sports Live app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to Universal Sports. You can download the app for free in the App Store and at the Google Play store.