Watch the “Let’s Do This, Boston” spot on YouTube
LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2014) – Wake up with Universal Sports Network this Monday, April 20 for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. The network will provide exclusive LIVE national TV coverage of Boston’s legendary event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. American and Defending Champion Meb Keflezighi highlights the men’s elite field and will wear the No. 1 bib. Hometown hero Shalane Flanagan highlights the women’s elite field in her quest for her first Majors win.
On Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. ET, the network will also air a special preview show from the finish line on Boylston Street featuring analysis of the elite field and live interviews. Calling the elite race are veterans Al Trautwig and Larry Rawson.Rounding out the network’s broadcast team for all pre- and post-race coverage are Frank Shorter, Josh Cox, Juli Bensonand Nick Gismondi along with host Paul Sunderland.
In addition to live television coverage, UniversalSports.com will live-stream the Boston Marathon, and also feature a “finish line web cam” that will show all runners as they cross the finish line. The finish line video will be available to all users regardless of TV provider, and will go LIVE at approximately 10 a.m. ET on Marathon Monday. After the race, runners can search their finish line time to relive their marathon finish.
Universal Sports Network Schedule: 2015 Boston Marathon
Subject to change – all times Eastern.
Sunday, April 19
4 p.m. ET – 2015 Boston Marathon Preview Show-LIVE
Monday, April 20
8:30 a.m. ET – 2015 Boston Marathon-LIVE
10 a.m. ET – Finish Line Web Cam starts on universalsports.com
4 p.m. ET – 2015 Boston Marathon Wrap-Up Show-LIVE
8 and 11 p.m. ET – 2015 Boston Marathon (Encore Presentations)
Universal Sports Network will be in free preview with many of its distribution partners during the 2015 Boston Marathon. TV providers offering free previews during the month of April include DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Google Fiber, and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. To find Universal Sports by zip code, please visit UniversalSports.com.