The men’s race features some of the world’s best marathoners, including three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, two-time world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Abel Kirui of Kenya, and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia. A similarly strong field appears on the women’s side, with 2011 and 2012 champion Mary Keitany of Kenya looking for her third victory at the London Marathon and Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia trying to claim her second London Marathon title after winning in 2015. The course runs from Blackheath and Greenwich Park through Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, and Tower Hill, finishing near Buckingham Palace at The Mall.
In addition, tomorrow, Friday, April 21, NBCSN presents an encore of the Paris Marathon at 2 a.m. ET, and Universal HD presents an encore of the Boston Marathon at 6 p.m. ET.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
Below the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s marathon coverage:
|Fri., April 21||2 a.m.||Paris Marathon||NBCSN|
|Fri., April 21||6 p.m.||Boston Marathon||Universal HD|
|Sun., April 23||3:30 a.m.||London Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 23||7 p.m.||London Marathon||Universal HD|
|Fri., April 28||6 p.m.||Boston Marathon||Universal HD|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold-- NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product -- offers access to the London Marathon with its “Track and Field Pass.”
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to full stage video replays and highlights. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s“Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathon, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, offers fans unprecedented coverage -- much of which cannot be seen on any linear television platform in the United States -- live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” available for $69.99, also includes coverage of the top USATF outdoor events, including USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays and Olympic Rematches at the Drake Relays, the Nike Prefontaine Classic, and the USATF Outdoor Championships. Also included are the world’s most anticipated international track and field events, including all 14 Diamond League stops as well as unprecedented coverage of every event from all 10 days of the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from London. The “Track and Field Pass” can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” continues NBC Sports’ commitment, along with the IOC and the USOC, to increased access to Olympic-sports programming. As previously announced, during the second half of 2017, a new U.S. television network — “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” — will launch, offering sports fans year-round Olympic-sport programming from around the world, with an emphasis on favorite American athletes and teams. Additional details about the launch of the new linear cable channel will be provided at a later date.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.