NYC Marathon 2016 Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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Over 50,000 runners will take to the Verrazano Bridge on Sunday morning, as the 46th running of the New York City Marathon will once again commence.

Pre-race coverage will start at 7 a.m. and can be seen on WABC in the New York Area, and on WatchESPN everywhere else.

Local residents: Those living in NYC have local access to the race on WABC7, starting pre-race and continuing throughout the day. ABC will have live coverage of the race from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., which will stream for free on and on the ABC app.

For everyone else, here are your live streaming options:

If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In


Users can watch ESPN’s coverage live via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange, which includes ESPN

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching


If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch ESPN’s coverage on tablets and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)


Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.

If You’re in the United States or Mexico & Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In


If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch ESPN’s coverage for free at You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream.


A live stream of ESPN’s coverage is available on the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store


Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN to watch the stream.

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