Marathon Monday is one of the most exciting days of the year in the world of athletics.
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The 121st Boston Marathon gets underway on Monday morning and Canadian Running will be live from the start line, finish line and will also be providing updates on Twitter. (Links to all CR‘s social feeds can be found at the bottom of this page.) Make sure to follow along, either on social media or through a stream. Or even better, both with a split screen.
Schedule (all times EDT)
9:32 a.m.: Elite women
10 a.m.: Elite men and wave one
10:25 a.m.: Wave two
10:50 a.m.: Wave three
11:15 a.m.: Wave four
Note that the Boston Athletic Association streamed the event live online through http://watchlive.baa.org/ in 2016. It’s believed that the B.A.A. will not offer the same feed in 2017.
According to the Boston Athletic Association, TSN2 will carry the Boston Marathon on television in Canada. The coverage begins at 9:15 a.m.
Thousands of Canadians will take part in the race that features upwards of 30,000 runners annually. The Boston Marathon is a qualification-based race and earning a spot on the start line is quite competitive. Last year’s winners, Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa, are returning while Americans Desi Linden, Galen Rupp, Jared Ward and Meb Keflezighi look to win on home soil.
Lemi Berhanu Hayle breaks the tape at the Boston Marathon. Photo: Michael Doyle.
Atsede Baysa wins the 2016 Boston Marathon. Photo: Michael Doyle.
The top Canadian in the field, based on career credentials, is Rachel Hannah.
Useful Canadian Running content for running the 2017 Boston Marathon
– Complete 2017 Boston Marathon coverage
– Course preview, race-specific tips and suggestions
– Boston Marathon jackets through the years
– A beginner’s guide to America’s greatest race
– Pre-race workout with Rejean Chiasson
– The excitement behind running Boston for the very first time
– Eric Gillis out of the 2017 Boston Marathon
– Pre-race interview with Rachel Hannah
– Michael Bergeron wants to joggle a 3:05 marathon in Boston
– Michael Wardian back to Boston two weeks after running the Barkley Marathons
– Rejean Chiasson is marathon-ready after five-year break