How To Watch The 2014 Boston Marathon On TV Or Web

2014 Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon finish line. (Photo: By Aaron “tango” Tang/Wikimedia Commons)

The most anticipated marathon of 2014 is finally here. The 2014 Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton, Mass., on Monday, April 21. If you want to catch all the action from Boston here’s how to tune in.

Boston Marathon Preview Show

Saturday, April 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. ET Universal Sports will air a live preview show from the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

Boston Marathon National Broadcast

Watch the 118th Boston Marathon live on Universal Sports from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Monday, April 21.

If you miss the race, Universal Sports will air a 2014 Boston Marathon Wrap-Up Show live from 4 to 5 p.m ET, followed by an encore presentation of the race at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

If you don’t get Universal Sports, don’t worry. A free preview of the channel will be available nationwide via all of its distribution partners from April 14-21. You can find Universal Sports in your channel lineup at

Boston Marathon Local Broadcast

The 2014 Boston Marathon will broadcast live on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The race will be rerun on myTV38 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET.

Boston Marathon Online Coverage

The Boston Marathon will stream live online at starting at 9:30 a.m. ET, and at all day. will also stream the Boston Marathon live. Plus, their Finish Line Web Cam will show runners as they complete the 26.2-mile race on Boylston Street. The web cam goes live on at 10:30 AM ET on April 21.

Universal Sports Network 2014 Boston Marathon Schedule

Saturday, April 19

4–5:30 p.m. ET: 2014 Boston Marathon Preview Show LIVE

8:30-10 p.m. ET: 2014 Boston Marathon Preview Show Encore

Monday, April 21

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. ET: 2014 Boston Marathon LIVE

10:30 a.m. ET: Finish Line Web Cam goes LIVE on

4–5 p.m. ET: 2014 Boston Marathon Wrap-Up Show LIVE

8 and 11 p.m. ET: 2014 Boston Marathon Encore Presentation

Photo by Aaron “tango” Tang with CC-BY-2.0 license via Wikimedia Commons.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


04 2014

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  1. 1

    Ahh can’t wait! I’ll be watching on tv
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  2. 3

    Universal Sports had it online last year, and I didn’t have to verify my cable provider. Hopefully that’ll be the same way this year and I can follow along at work.
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  3. 5

    I am kind of hoping for a slow Monday so I can catch at least part of the race :0) Thanks for putting all this info together!

  4. 7

    So useful! I think I’m gonna track a few of my friends on that App too! This is the best Monday of the year!

  5. 9

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll look up where our Universal channel is. Dang, I wish I wasn’t on Central time, I might not be up early enough to watch. I will try though.
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  6. 11

    Thanks for tweeting this. I am forcing myself to only turn the tv on at short intervals and the big moments. It’s hard enough to get anything done!
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