Today, thousands of runners will participate in the symbolic, historic and world’s oldest annual marathon event in Boston, which is moving towards its 118th event.
Boston Marathon 2014 will begin at 7 a.m ET and after a 26.2-mile excursion, it finishes at Boylston Street in Copley Square. Already 36,000 people (including professional runners) have registered to participate in the 2014 event, which is 9,000 more than last year’s marathon event. Over 1 million people are expected to view the annual race event this year, which is also doubles in usual numbers.
Last year’s unfortunate incident hasn’t stopped people to participate in the event and in due course of action, the authorities have also heightened the security throughout the 26.2-mile path.
Below is the table of 2014 Boston Marathon Official Start Times:
|Division||Start Time||Approx No. of Entrants|
|Mobility Impaired||8:50 a.m.||20 (plus guides)|
|Push Rim Wheelchair||9:17 a.m.||64 (plus 9 duos)|
|Elite Women||9:32 a.m.||50|
|Elite Men and Wave One:||10:00 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Two||10:25 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Three||11:00 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Four||11:25 a.m.||9,000|
Locally, CBS will start covering the Boston Marathon as the race starts and if you don’t have access to the TV coverage, you could also listen to the coverage of the race on CBS radio in Boston. For those people, who live outside of Boston, there are many ways to watch the Boston Marathon 2014 live online or via Televison coverage.
If you have the latest browser installed on your computer along with the latest Flash player update and if you are living in one of these countries (United States, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), then you can watch the race online at watchlive.baa.org. If you live in Canada, you could watch the Boston Marathon 2014 on Rogers SportsNet.
Television Coverage by Universal Sports Network:
- Pre-Race Show: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET
- Marathon Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
- Post-Race Show: 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
- Wrap Up Show: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Universal Sports also provides the live streaming of Boston Marathon. If you want to watch the event on your iPhone or iPad, the Click HERE to watch (downloads a .m3u8 file). CBS Boston will also stream the live race today.
Never miss this race, be the part of the race, be the part of the historical Boston Marathon 2014.