Posted by: Joe English | April 15, 2008

Broadcasts: 2008 Boston Marathon Live TV and Internet broadcast coverage

NOTE: This is 2008 information. For 2010 race information, click here.

The Boston Athletic Association will host the 112th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2008.

The Boston Marathon will be broadcast live on both televsion and the Internet. Television coverage will be available on local Boston TV station WBZ-TV. National television coverage will be on the Versus cable-TV network. The race will also be broadcast globally on the Internet on the network.

Local Television Coverage in Boston
WBZ-TV (CBS owned-and-operated, Channel 4) will be providing live local coverage in the Boston area. Their broadcast will run from 8:00 a.m. (ET) until 3:00 p.m. (ET).

National Television Coverage in the United States
Versus Network LogoThe VERSUS cable network wil televise the Boston Marathon for the fourth consecutive year. The telecast will air from 9:30 a.m. (ET) to 12:30 p.m. (ET). The Boston Marathon is distinguished as the only road race in the United States to have a complete, live, national television broadcast.

Global webcast on the Internet — the World Champions Sports Network — will carry the Boston Marathon live around the globe on the Internet. After the event, the broadcast will also available for viewing in the WCSN archives.

WCSN LogoThe Boston Marathon will be covered live on WCSN on April 21st, 2008 with the coverage starting at 9:30AM ET. A subscription to WCSN is required to view the event. Subscriptions cost $4.95 for a month or $49.95 for an entire year. Visit for more information.

Blog Coverage
Coach Joe English from Running Advice and News will be on the race-course running in the Boston Marathon and will get the story for you first-hand. Check back here for the story of the day, race photos and video clips from this historic event.

For coverage information on the US Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, please click here.

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