Boston Marathon 2019: The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon is upon us. More than 30,000 people are expected to run from Hopkinton to Boylston Street. The 2019 Boston Marathon kicks off Monday with heavy rain and even some scattered thunderstorms in the forecast.
The 2019 Boston Marathon is set to see a mighty hoard of 30,000 runners take to the city’s streets today. The oldest marathon in the world, it’s still the long distance extravaganza to watch stateside in the week of Patriots’ Day and this, the 123rd race, is going to be aired so you can get a Boston Marathon live stream it from anywhere in the world.
The race itself, which is Olympic standard, starts in Hopkinton and works through eight municipalities, ending on Boylston Street. The racing standard is also high even for the amateurs. For men (aged 18-34) racing who aren’t doing so far a charity, they need to have run a BAA recognised marathon in under three hours and five minutes, for women it’s three hours and thirty five minutes or less. So it’s serious business.
As the first marathon to feature a female finisher, in 1967, this is a historically great race for the women’s elite. Current champion Desiree Linden, was the first American woman to win the race in 33 years. She will return this year alongside fellow American Jordan Hasay. In 2017 at Boston, Hasay ran the fastest-ever marathon debut by an American woman. For the gents taking part in the elite race it’s Americans Dathan Ritzenhein and Jared Ward who will be going for first place. Last year’s winner, Yuki Kawauchi of Japan, will also be there to compete, no doubt at the front of the pack.
As you can imagine the 2019 Boston Marathon will live stream for the world to enjoy and this guide will help you find the best way to watch the race from anywhere you happen to be on the planet.
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How to live stream the Boston Marathon from outside your country
We’ll tell you about your US and UK options below (there’s good news and bad news), but you’ll likely hit a bump in the road if you find yourself abroad and try to watch a Boston Marathon live stream. Broadcasters geo-block coverage.
But by using a VPN and changing your IP address back to your home country, you’ll discover that it’s possible to clear that hurdle – assuming of course you’re not breaching the service’s Ts&Cs.
How to watch a 2019 Boston Marathon live stream in the US
If you’re in the US and want to watch this year’s Boston Marathon, then you’re in luck as you have several ways to watch the event.