Boston Marathon 2021
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The Boston Marathon 2021 will happen on Monday, October 11. This is going to be the 125th edition of the tournament and for the first time, the marathon will take place in the Fall.

Normally, 30,000 people participate in this marathon. But this year, the number will be reduced to 20,000 due to Covid 19 regulations. This is the world’s one of the oldest marathon events and most prestigious too.

Defending Champion:

  • Men: Lawrence Cherono (Kenya)
  • Women: Worknesh Degefa (Ethiopia)

Today we will know when, where, and how to watch Boston Marathon live stream here.

When is the Boston Marathon 2021?

Date: The event is scheduled to hold on Monday, Oct. 11

Time: The race will start at 8 a.m. ET

The full-day schedule is given below (All times are in ET):

  • Men’s Wheelchair – 8:02 a.m.
  • Women’s Wheelchair – 8:05 a.m.
  • Handcycles and Duos – 8:30 a.m.
  • Professional Men – 8:37 a.m.
  • Professional Women – 8:45 a.m.
  • Para Athletics Division – 8:50 a.m.
  • Rolling starts – 9:00 a.m.

Boston Marathon 2021 Route Map:

The race will start from Hopkinton. This is a small town.

Then, the racers will go downhill for the most part. After reaching Mile 16, they will have to climb four hills, which are known as” Heart Break Hill”. This is situated between 20 and 21 miles of the race.

The race will finish at Bolyston street. The runners will have to pass 26.2 miles and 8 towns.

How to Watch Boston Marathon 2021 Live Stream?

Boston Marathon live stream is available on NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports App, and on Peacock. You have to subscribe to them to get the facility. The monthly subscription of Peacock costs only $4.99. 

FuboTV will broadcast this marathon event to sports fans. But it will only be available for the paid subscriber. The subscription fee of FuboTV costs $64.99 per month. You will be able to see 150+ channels on this streaming platform. You will also get a free trial of 7 days. will show the video highlight. You can also catch the replay on Olympic Channel.

How to watch Boston Marathon Live on TV?

  • NBC Sports Network

NBC Sports Network has the right to broadcast the Boston Marathon 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. A replay of the race will also air on Olympic Channel at 8 p.m. ET.

Also, CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV will provide exclusive local coverage of the Boston Marathon. The live race coverage on WBZ-TV will air from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The race will be re-broadcast on myTV38 at 8 p.m. ET.

Viewers can catch video highlights of the race at the NBC Sports website. This is free of cost. It comes with your cable connection. So, call your cable operator ASAP if you are out of their territory.

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Qualifying times:

Age Men Women
18-34 3:00:00 3:30:00
35–39 3:05:00 3:35:00
40–44 3:10:00 3:40:00
45–49 3:20:00 3:50:00
50–54 3:25:00 3:55:00
55–59 3:35:00 4:05:00
60–64 3:50:00 4:20:00
65–69 4:05:00 4:35:00
70–74 4:20:00 4:50:00
75–79 4:35:00 5:05:00
≥80 4:50:00 5:20:00

COVID 19 Restrictions:

The racers will have to provide a negative report of the COVID 19 test to participate in the event. They can also provide proof of required doses of vaccination to be in the race.


It’s a matter of time that one of the most historical marathon events of history is going to start. You can go to the site to support your favorite player, or watch the Boston Marathon 2021 live on the TV.


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