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For New Yorkers, marathon day is one of the best “holidays” of the year, during which thousands of runners bound through all five boroughs the city. This year, the marathon will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5. If you can’t make it to the sidelines to cheer on runners in person this year, there are still plenty of ways to tune into the day’s high-energy festivities online.
The NeW York City Marathon will broadcast live on ABC 7, starting when the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET, while non-New Yorkers can tune into race coverage on ESPN 2. Those without cable can stream the race on the ABC7NY website, ESPN Plus or a variety of Live TV streamers such as DirecTV Stream, Sling TV and Fubo TV.
DirecTV Stream’s channel lineup includes a live feed of ABC, and the service currently offers as 5-day free trial that you can use to livestream the marathon online free.
If you aren’t in the U.S, you’ll likely have to use a VPN in order to live stream the race online. Express VPN, which boasts and NordVPN are both great options, and both offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. NordVPN is also 69% off right now ahead of Black Friday.
The annual race, which started in 1970 as a smaller race around Central Park, has grown to become a full-fledged 26.2-mile marathon. This year, around 50,000 runners of all ages and skill levels will run from Staten Island to Central Park, hitting all five boroughs of the city. You can check out the full race map here.
Also running are Albert Korir in the men’s elite race, and Peres Jepchirchir in the elite women’s race. Among this year’s entrants, Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia has the fastest recorded time, while Tamirat Tola, last year’s world champion, will return this year.
Check out the full 2023 New York City Marathon schedule below, and stream the race live online here.
*all times ET
8:00 a.m. Professional Wheelchair Division
8:22 a.m. Handcycle Category and Select Athletes with Disabilities
8:40 a.m. Professional Women’s Open Division
9:05 a.m. Professional Men’s Open Division
9:10 a.m. Wave 1
9:45 a.m. Wave 2
10:20 a.m. Wave 3
10:55 a.m. Wave 4
11:30 a.m. Wave 5
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