Posted by: Joe English | October 26, 2009

Broadcasts — 2009 New York City Marathon Television and Internet Coverage

running-advice-bugThe 2009 ING New York City Marathon is coming up Sunday morning November 1st, 2009. This should be one of the most exciting races of the year to watch, with Paula Radcliffe, Ryan Hall, and many others featured in the world’s largest marathon. If you’ve never watched the New York City Marathon, sit yourself down with some popcorn and get ready for some excitement. I find that the images from the start of the race are particularly inspiring as those 42,000 runners take off over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Here is all of the information that you’ll need to watch the race, depending upon where you live and how you want to watch the race.

Global Internet Coverage
On Sunday, November 1, catch all the action live, on, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m eastern time. Coverage includes main race, pro men’s, and pro women’s feeds. After the race, the broadcast will be available as an archive for viewing on-demand.

There will also be companion coverage on New York Nonstop, NBC Local Media’s new digital channel, and on

Local Television Coverage — WNBC 4 New York
The race will be broadcast live exclusively on WNBC 4 New York for five hours. The WNBC 4 New York broadcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. local time with the pre-race warm up and will follow the race through the five boroughs, across the bridges and over to the finish line until 2:00 p.m. A two-hour highlight show will follow on NBC Sports. Check local listings for details.

Television Highlights Show
NBC Sports will broadcast a two-hour highlight show nationwide, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on November 1. Check your local listings for details.

The two-hour highlight show will also be broadcast in nearly 125 countries worldwide. Check your local listings for details.

Check back here for coverage of the race at Running Advice and News!

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