Today, October 11, 2021, the legendary Boston Marathon will take place for the 125th time. Athletes can take part in this year’s marathon race both on site and virtually. Here you can read everything you need to know about the event, the date and the broadcast on TV and online.

Boston Marathon 2021: In October, today on October 11, 2021, athletes will be competing in the prestigious marathon run in Boston, USA. The 2nd oldest marathon traditionally takes place on the 3rd Monday in April, but was postponed to October in 2021 due to the corona pandemic. When exactly does the race take place? Where can you watch the race with the unicorn in the logo on the screen? Everything you need to know about dates, times, broadcasts on free TV or live stream and the event can be found in this article.

The Boston Marathon today live on free TV and as a live stream?

In the USA the Boston Marathon 2021 will be live on the local station WBZ-TV and at NBC Sports sent. Video highlights and further information can also be found on the broadcasters’ websites. Online offers NBC via the streaming service Peacock Premium also a paid one Live-Stream which is not yet available in Germany. Those who can do without a live broadcast can watch the marathon a few days later on the pay TV broadcaster Eurosport 2 at. Here it will be broadcast on the following dates:

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Monday, October 18, 21 23.00

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Friday, October 29th, 21 21.00

Eurosport 2

Dates, date and time of the 2021 Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon takes place today Monday 11 October 2021 instead, it was postponed from April to autumn due to the pandemic. Participants will find out the exact time and all other details shortly before the start of the race. Due to the pandemic, all helpers are vaccinated, which is also suggested to the participants. Runners who have not been vaccinated must show a negative test result. From October 8th to 10th, the athletes’ vaccination certificates will be checked. The test phase for non-vaccinated persons starts 72 hours before the race. A total of 70,000 participants from all over the world can also complete the marathon distance virtually. The specified period for this is the October 8-10. The organizer Boston Athletic Association (BAA) will publish further information on participation in the near future.

Historic Race: The Boston Marathon

A year after the first marathon at the Olympic Games in Greece in 1896, the Boston Marathon was held for the first time in 1897. It is therefore the worldwide second oldest marathon. It actually takes place annually on the third Monday in April, Patriots’ Day. However, in 2020 it was canceled for the first time due to the corona pandemic, and in 2021 it was postponed to October. While there were initially only 15 participants, the marathon has become so popular that the number of participants is limited. Only those who can demonstrate a corresponding sporting performance are allowed to run.

A unicorn as a symbol of the Boston Marathon

It has been standing for a long time Einhorn symbolic of the Boston Marathon. One can only speculate about the exact origin. Today it is supposed to inspire runners to keep improving in order to get closer to an actually unattainable goal: just as heroes in mythology never catch a unicorn, but still don’t give up.

The best runners in the Boston Marathon

The track record of the men at the Boston Marathon is held by Kenyan Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai. In 2011 he reached the goal in 2:03:02 h. The fastest woman is currently Bizunesh Deba from Ethiopia with a time of 2:19:59 h. The one from Germany is Uta Pippig most successful participant. She became the first woman to win the Boston Marathon three times in a row from 1994 to 1996.

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