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2022 Boston Marathon: Race schedule, TV and streaming info for Monday’s marathon The 2022 Boston Marathon is back.

Just six months after the 2021 Boston Marathon was held in the fall, the 26.2-mile race returns to Patriots’ Day in April for the first time since 2019. (The 2020 race was canceled due to COVID-19 and last year’s race was postponed to October 2021.)

Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyokei, both of Kenya, were the men’s and women’s champions of the 2021 Boston Marathon. Kipruto will defend his title.

Monday’s race also marks the 50th anniversary of the first official women’s field to run the Boston Marathon. Only eight women finished that race in 1972. This year, more than 12,000 women will compete in the fastest and most decorated women’s field, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Boston Marathon:

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When is the 2022 Boston Marathon?

The 126th annual Boston Marathon will take place on April 18 on Patriots’ Day.

What TV channel will broadcast the 2022 Boston Marathon?

The 2022 Boston Marathon will be broadcast nationally on USA Network from 8:30 a.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET. An encore replay of the race will air primetime on the Olympic Channel at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How to live stream the 2022 Boston Marathon

Action can be live streamed on the NBC Sports App from 8:30 a.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Who is racing in the 2022 Boston Marathon?

The 2022 Boston Marathon will feature 30,000 runners, including participants from all 50 U.S. states and international competitors from 122 countries.

Tokyo Olympic gold and bronze medalists — champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya and third-place finisher Molly Seidel of the United States — headline the women’s field. Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon winner – the last American to win – will also compete.

Earlier this month, the Boston Athletic Association announced that Russian and Belarusian runners who currently reside in either country will not be allowed to compete in the 2022 Boston Marathon amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russian and Belarusian citizens who are not residents in either country will be able to compete; however, they wont be able to run under the flags of their country.

What’s the weather in Boston on Monday?

Monday’s forecast in Boston calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 57 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds up to 10 mph arrive in the afternoon.

What is the 2022 Boston Marathon race schedule?

(All times Eastern.)

Men’s Wheelchair: 9:02 a.m.

Women’s Wheelchair: 9:05 a.m.

Handcycle & Duo Participants: 9:30 a.m.

Professional Men: 9:37 a.m.

Professional Women: 9:45 a.m.

Para Athletics Divisions: 9:50 a.m.

Wave 1: 10:00 a.m.

Wave 2: 10:25 a.m.

Wave 3: 10:50 a.m.

Wave 4: 11:15 a.m.

Contributing: Asha Gilbert; John Conceison, Telegram & Gazette


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Boston Marathon 2022: Start time, route, qualifying times, list of past winners

For the first time since 2019, the Boston Marathon returns to its prime time: 9 a.m. on the third Monday of April — Patriots’ Day. Racers will be greeted with blooming mayflowers and clear skies in calmer, albeit chillier, conditions than last year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the marathon over the past two years. In 2020, amid nationwide calls for social distancing and quarantines, the marathon was canceled, although a virtual race was held in its stead. Runners returned to the event in 2021, but it was pushed back to November, another precautionary measure taken during the pandemic.

Runners must be vaccinated to participate in 2022. However, the rolling start that marked last year’s iteration of the race — another protocol taken to stem close contact between racers — has been removed. With approximately 30,000 participants expected this year, according to, there just wouldn’t be enough space to reimplement the system.

The defending champions of the race are Benson Kipruto of Kenya (men’s) and Diana Kipyokei of Kenya (women’s).

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When is the Boston Marathon 2022?

  • Date: Monday, April 18
  • Time: 9 a.m. ET
  • TV: USA Network
  • Live stream: NBC Sports App, fuboTV

This year’s Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 18. The men’s wheelchair start will kick things off at 9:02 a.m., followed three minutes later by the women’s wheelchair event.

At 9:30 a.m., the handcycles and duos group will depart. The professional men’s division is the next group up, taking off at 9:37 a.m. It will be followed up by the professional women’s division, which will start running at 9:45 a.m.

The last race to take off, the para athletics division, will get started at 9:50 a.m. The wave heats get started with wave 1, which will leave the start at 10:00 a.m. Wave 2 will kick off at 10:25 a.m., followed by wave 3 at 10:50 a.m. and wave 4 at 11:15 a.m.

Boston Marathon route 2022

The legendary Boston Marathon race course spans 26.2 miles, taking participants through parts of historic Boston. The race starts in Hopkinton, a quiet, suburban town with a population of about 20,000 people.

The first half of the race is largely downhill, with runners racing on “side” roads. Participants will pass various landmarks scattered around the city, including the Stylianos Kriakides Statue on Mile 3 and Wellesly College, located on Mile 14.

At Mile 16, the course gets harder, though. Runners will have to make their way up and down four hills — aptly known as the “heartbreak hills” — before finishing the race on Bolyston Street.

Boston Marathon weather forecast

The forecast for the Boston Marathon looks promising, with weekend rain expected to clear out by Monday morning. According to WBZ-4 Boston meteorologist Terry Eliasen,  temperatures are expected to hover around the 50s.


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Boston Marathon live stream 2022: how to watch free online

The best ways to watch the 2022 Boston Marathon online, from wherever you are on the planet

The 2022 Boston Marathon will race into the history books this Monday when over 30,000 fully vaccinated runners race the famous 26 miles and 385 yards to Boston Public Library. US viewers can watch the world’s oldest marathon live on NBC and stream it live on Peacock with a 7-day free trial. Make sure you know how to watch a 2022 Boston Marathon live stream from wherever you are with a VPN.


Date: Mon 18th April 2022

Start time: 9.02am ET / 2pm BST / 11pm AEST

Free streams: Peacock 7-day free trial  (US )

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

UK stream: FloTrack

This year’s elite field is comprised of some of the greatest runners on the planet – but not Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele. According to his agent, the second-fastest marathon runner in history is “just not ready”. Sisay Lemma, the reigning London Marathon champion will go for glory in Boston, alongside US Olympians Jared Ward and Scott Fauble.

The women’s field features plenty of talent, too. Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel and 2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden will represent the USA. They’ll be battle Kenyan superstars Peres Jepchirchir and Joyciline Jepkosgei.

Athletics fans in the US can watch free with a Peacock 7-day trial but make sure you know how to get a free Boston Marathon live stream from where you are.

Boston Marathon free live stream

In the US, the Boston Marathon 2022 airs live on NBC Sports. No cable? Cordcutters can stream the action live on Peacock TV – and new users get a 7-day free trial.

Outside the US at the minute? You’ll  to use a use a VPN to access your Peacock TV account from abroad. Scroll down for full details.

You can also watch a Boston Marathon live stream online through FloTrack, which costs $30 a month or $150 a year.

Watch a 2022 Boston Marathon live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Boston Marathon rights holders, you won’t be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 percent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

How to use a VPN to watch the Boston Marathon

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the 2022 Boston Marathon, you may wish to choose ‘US’ for Peacock TV.

3. Then head over to Peacock on your browser or device and enjoy the Boston Marathon live stream.

Watch a Boston Marathon live stream in the UK

In the UK, sports fans can stream the 2022 Boston Marathon live on FloTrack. Subscription to the athletics streaming service costs $30 (£23) a month or $150 (£115) a year.

Boston Marathon 2022 start times

8:02am ET – Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair

8:05am ET – Women’s Push Rim Wheelchair

8:30am ET – Handcycles and Duos 8:30am

8:37am ET – Elite Men

08:45am ET – Elite Women

8:50am ET – ParaAthletics

9:00am ET – Rolling Start for all Participants

Boston Marathon 2022 course

Start on Main Street, Hopkinton

Route 135 through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley

Route 16 through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill Avenue

Cleveland Circle

Beacon Street

Kenmore Street

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound)

Hereford Street

Boylston Street

Finish in Copley Square, near the John Hancock Tower.

The famous Heartbreak Hill comes in mile 22.

There is then an official post marathon party in Fenway Park.

See a full map of the 2022 Boston Marathon course on the official site here.


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