With more than 50,000 participants -- out of more than 90,000 applicants -- expected to take the course on Sunday for the 47th edition of the TCS New York City Marathon, the race is special for several reasons. Celebrated Olympian Meb Keflezighi will run his last marathon as a pro, Shalane Flanagan will run her first marathon since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Tatyana McFadden will look to defend her 2016 title in the wheelchair division.
Date: Nov. 5
Start times: 8:30 a.m. ET, wheelchair division; 9:20 a.m., pro women; 9:50 a.m., pro men; final wave, 11 a.m.
Start line: Western end of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island
Finish line: Just outside of Tavern on the Green, Central Park
Results: New York Marathon real-time results
Route: Map and other info
Official race website: TCS New York Marathon
Who to watch for: Find out which celebs and notable runners will be in New York
How to watch
In the New York tri-state area: Watch the broadcast live on race day on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The race also will be presented live on abc7ny.com and via the Watch ABC app. Prerace coverage will be carried live on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Additional weekend race-related events will be carried live in the New York tri-state area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For the rest of the nation: Watch live coverage from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on race day on ESPN2 and via Watch ESPN on computers, tablets, smartphones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, for those who have video subscriptions from affiliated providers. Additionally, the race will be available in Spanish via ESPN Deportes+. Prerace and continuing coverage also will be carried live nationally on ESPN3 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ESPN3 also will present a view of the finish line from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Also catch the national highlight show on your local ABC affiliates from 4 to 6 p.m.
On mobile devices: This broadcast is available live on tablets or smartphones with Watch ABC in New York and Watch ESPN nationwide. Access to Watch ABC and Watch ESPN is available through participating TV providers.
Around the world: International viewers can watch the broadcast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET via a variety of global broadcast partners; international viewers should check local listings.
Live streaming coverage schedule
Opening ceremony: Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3
Countdown to the starting line: Saturday from 11:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. ET on ESPN3
Eyewitness News Marathon Sunday: Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on ESPN3
New York Marathon: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2
New York Marathon, live continuing coverage: Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
New York Marathon rebroadcast: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on ABC.
Features, news and video
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