Boston Marathon

Marathon Monday is one of the most exciting days of the year in the world of athletics.

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


Local affiliate CBS Boston (WBZ-TV) will provide a feed for the race as will NBCSN. Geographic restrictions may apply.

Note that the Boston Athletic Association streamed the event live online through 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.

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

How to follow Canadian Running at the 2017 Boston Marathon


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