LOCAL COVERAGE - WBZ-TV - CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV is honored again this year to be the exclusive, local broadcast partner of the Boston Marathon and the only local television station providing wire-to-wire coverage of the world-class race for nine consecutive years. WBZ-TV gets you closer to the Boston Marathon offering a full range of coverage, news features and athlete interviews, from the predawn hours in Hopkinton to a complete wrap-up on the WBZ-TV News.
Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world class contenders for the men’s elite race. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest marathon runner of all time when he won the 2016 Berlin Marathon last September.
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that the top men’s and women’s finishers of the 1967 Boston Marathon, Dave McKenzie and Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Gibb, will be Co-Grand Marshals of the 2017 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 17. The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 15, two days prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon®. Rhode Island’s Molly Huddle and New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston each aiming to earn their fourth B.A.A. 5K titles.
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