How to watch the 2017 Chicago Marathon

The 2017 Chicago Marathon is Sun., Oct. 8. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

The Chicago Marathon takes place on Sunday, Oct. 8. The first wave of runners will start at 8:30 a.m. EST. Known for its flat-and-fast course, there should be some speedy times and great races to look forward to.

How To Watch In the United States, the Chicago Marathon will be shown live on NBCSN and their streaming service NBC Sports Gold. Coverage starts at 8:00 a.m. EST on NBCSN. If you don't have cable, NBC Sports Gold is a subscription-based service, available for $69.99 for the entire track and field season.

The local Chicago NBC affiliate is also providing coverage. NBC 5 and the NBC Chicago app will offer a live stream beginning at 8 a.m. EST online and on-air. The coverage will continue until 12 p.m. EST on TV. A live finish line camera will stream until 3:30 p.m. EST on the NBC Chicago app and website. Telemundo Chicago will also be providing coverage starting at 8 a.m. EST. If you're not in the area, nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com will be showing the race all day.

Spectators following along at home or on the course can track individual runners with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Mobile App. You can track up to 20 runners. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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