Posted by: Joe English | April 17, 2011

Broadcasts — 2011 Boston Marathon Television and Internet Schedule

For our updated 2012 Boston Marathon Information, click here.

running-advice-bugThe 115th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Monday April 18th, 2011. You can watch the marathon unfold live on television and the Internet. Here is what you need to know to watch the big race unfold as it happens.

Boston Marathon 2011 Television and Internet Broadcast Information
Race date: Monday, April 18th, 2011
Start times (All times US Eastern Time):
— 9:00 a.m. Mobility Impaired Participants Start
— 9:17 a.m. Push-Rim Wheelchair Division Start
— 9:22 a.m. Handcycle Participants Start
— 9:32 a.m. Elite Women’s Start
— 10:00 a.m. Elite Men’s Start & Wave One
— 10:20 a.m Wave Two
— 10:40 a.m. Wave Three

Viewing in the United States of America
TV Broadcasts:
The race will be televised live in its entirety, locally in Boston on WBZ-TV (Channel 4). Please visit, for more information and bonus coverage of the 2011 Boston Marathon.

Internet Web-cast:
The race will be shown nationally on Universal Sports and online at

Viewing In the United Kingdom
The Boston Marathon is live and free-view (unencrypted) on Premier Sports TV; Sky Channel 433 at 14:30 on Monday, April 18th, 2011.

Viewing in FRANCE
Follow the Boston Marathon live in France exclusively on Ma Chaine Sport at 15:30 local time. MCS broadcasts many national and international premium live events: football, tennis, NBA, volley-ball, handball, swimming, track and field…Every sport for everyone on MCS! Ma Chaine Sport is available in France through every cable, satellite and ADSL operator. More info on

One day tape delay on ESPN Star at 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday, April 19 throughout the entire region except in Hong Kong where the race will be on at 3:30 p.m. and India where the race will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. (local time). ESPN Star is the premier broadcaster through Asia. The following countries will see the Boston on a one-day delay: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor*, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia*, Mongolia*, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia*, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam .

Also: The B.A.A. website had more than 11 million page views for the 2010 Boston Marathon. The race provides real-time leaderboards and commentary, and avenues by which visitors can track runners in progress. See

Enjoy the race and check back here for complete post-race coverage on Running Advice and News.


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