Boston Marathon 2023: LIVE Streaming, When and Where to Watch, Schedule

The Boston Marathon 2023 will take place, with over 30,000 runners from more than 100 countries.

Eliud Kipchoge after winning the Tokyo Marathon in March 2022 (In a file photo; Credits - Twitter)
By Pushkar Pandey | Apr 16, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious foot races, will be held on April 17, 2023. The race, which has been held annually since 1897, brings together runners from all over the world to compete on a challenging course that passes through several historic towns and cities in Massachusetts. The Boston Marathon 2023 will take place, with over 30,000 runners from more than 100 countries.

The competition will be held for the 127th time this year. The Boston Marathon 2023 which is a 26.2-mile race will start from the starting line in the tiny village of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the finish line at Copley Square in downtown Boston. Bank of America Corp sponsors the marathon. As the only person to have ever won the Boston Marathon, a double Olympic gold medalist, and the current world marathon record holder, Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge is out to make more marathon history. This will be a welcome test for the person to run a marathon in under two hours.

Boston Marathon 2023: Course

The course itself is a challenging one, with several hills and inclines that test even the most seasoned runners. The course starts in the town of Hopkinton and winds through several other towns and cities, including Ashland, Framingham, and Newton. The famous “Heartbreak Hill,” a steep incline in the Newton neighborhood, is one of the toughest challenges on the course and has dashed the hopes of many a would-be Boston Marathon champion. The starting point of the hill is the highest point on the course at 490 ft above sea level.

The Boston Marathon is known for its rigorous qualifying standards, which attract top runners from around the globe. Participants must have completed a qualifying marathon time within a certain period before the race. This requirement ensures that only elite runners can compete for the coveted title of Boston Marathon champion.

In addition to the competitive aspect of the Boston Marathon, the race also has a rich history and is an important event in the city’s cultural calendar. The marathon is held on Patriots’ Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts that commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution. As such, the marathon is a celebration of the human spirit and the perseverance of the early American colonists.

The Boston Marathon has also become a symbol of unity and resilience in the wake of tragedy. In 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the race, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others. The incident prompted an outpouring of support from around the world, as well as a renewed sense of determination to keep the marathon going. 

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Boston Marathon 2023: LIVE Streaming, When and Where to Watch

On Monday, April 17, 2023, the Boston Marathon 2023 will beginning at 8:30 am (Eastern Time) and the ESPN will broadcast the 127th Boston Marathon Up until 1:00 pm.

Schedule for the Boston Marathon 2023

Men’s Wheelchair – 9:02 am
Women’s Wheelchair – 9:05 am
Handcycles & Duos – 9:30 am
Professional Men – 9:37 am
Professional Women – 9:47 am
Para Athletics Divisions -9:50
Rolling Start Begins – 10:00 am
Rolling Start Ends – 11:15 am

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