Boston Marathon in 2022
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The historic and widely celebrated Boston Marathon 2022 is set to be held on Monday, 18 April, in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, it will be the 126th season of this great Marathon event, which started its journey in 1897. After the 2020 cancellation and 2021 delayed event due to Covid, the Boston Marathon is back on its traditional Patriot’s Day, the 3rd Monday in April.

HOW TO WATCH

APRIL

18

2022

Venue: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton

TV Channel: USA Network

TIME

9:00

AM/ET

WATCH LIVE FROM HERE

 

Here we have everything for you to know about the Boston Marathon 2022, its history, schedule, course, participants, and how to watch.

Boston Marathon 2022: Start Time, Schedule, and Course

The 26.2 miles long Boston Marathon will hit the road on Monday morning, 18 April 2022. The runners will maintain the traditional course, starting from the rural area of Hopkinton, through the Boston suburbs, and finishing at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

The race will begin with the wheelchair division at 9:00 am ET. Then the men’s and women’s main events will start at 9:37 am, and 9:45 am ET, respectively. After that, the para-athletics will be on at 9:50 am, and the general people starting at 10:00 am ET in the morning. However, this event will be on air on the USA Network from 8:30 am ET. Here is the full event schedule:

Full Race Schedule

RaceTime (ET)
Men’s Wheelchair9:02 a.m.
Women’s Wheelchair9:05 a.m.
Handcycle & Duo Participants9:30 a.m.
Professional Men9:37 a.m.
Professional Women9:45 a.m.
Para Athletics Divisions9:50 a.m.
Wave 110:00 a.m.
Wave 210:25 a.m.
Wave 210:50 a.m.
Wave 411:15 a.m.
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History

The Boston Marathon has a rich history. It was started at the end of the 19th century; the first run was held on 19 April 1897.

The first United States Olympic team manager John Graham and the Boston Athletic Association members pioneered the Boston Marathon in 1897 after being inspired by the Athens Olympic Games in 1896.

The length of the first Marathon was 24.5 miles, in which only 15 runners participated. Only 10 runners could finish the race. John J. McDermott from New York won the very first Boston Marathon. In 1908, the length of the marathon was changed to 26.2 miles to maintain the Olympic standard.

Women were not allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon, though Roberta Bobbi Gibb sneaked in and completed the run in 1966. Kathrine Switzer did the same in the following year. In 1972, it was made official to allow women for the Boston Marathon. The 126th Boston Marathon 2022 will be the 50th Anniversary of women’s participation in this event.

History of the Boston Marathon
Image Credit: Norfolk Public Library

In 1975, the wheelchair division was included in the Boston Marathon, making it the first major Marathon event in the world having the wheelchair event.

Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon suffered a terrorist bombing in 2013 that caused three deaths and more than 260 people injured. To mark the memory of the day, the Boston people organized One Boston Day, in which the city people encouraged each other to do voluntary work and participate in acts of kindness.

Since 1969, when the Patriot’s Day was moved to the third Monday of April, the Boston Marathon has been organized on the Patriot’s Day, with only one exception in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. 2022 marks the 126th season of this historic marathon running.

How Many Runners Will Participate?

About 30,000 runners across the globe will participate in the 126th Boston Marathon. This huge number of runners have registered for the race because there was no sharp cutoff time for qualification this year.

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Last season’s men’s champion Benson Kipruto will participate again this year, hoping to defend his honor. Among the celebrities, Leslie Osbourne, Heather O’Reilly, and Kristine Lilly from the women’s soccer team of the United States will join the marathon.

30000 Runner Will Participate
Image Credit: NJ.com

Everyone’s eyes will be on Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya, the Olympic gold winner, and Molly Seidel of the USA, the Olympic bronze winner, in the women’s division in the Boston Marathon.

How to Watch the 2022 Boston Marathon on TV

The USA Network will broadcast the Boston Marathon 2022. It will go on air at 8:30 am ET. The show is scheduled to be telecast till 1:00 pm.

If you are interested in watching the live stream from the United States, you can enjoy it through the NBC Sports app, starting from 8:30 am till 1:00 pm.

You can enjoy the stream from the UK by purchasing a FloTrack subscription. The Boston Marathon 2022 will go underway at 2:00 pm UK time, on Monday, 18 April 2022, with the wheelchair division.

Conclusion

The Boston Marathon is a great international sporting event having a rich history. It’s a day of the festival for the people of Boston, Massachusetts. The city people celebrate Patriot’s Day through this huge event. It’s a great example of sports bringing people closer.

“I know that this is not the most important thing in the world at this moment with everything going on, but this race means so much to so many people, and not just the runners.” Jack Fleming, Boston Athletic Association CO, told The Boston Globe.

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