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
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
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.