Boston Marathon 2013: Complete Viewing Guide to Epic Race

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IApril 14, 2013

The 117th edition of the Boston Marathon take place on Monday, with thousands of participants hoping to just cross the finish line and complete an immense feat of athletic prowess.

However, there are also a few favorites that will be playing for keeps—runners that specialize in this type of distance and endurance test that should very well be in contention to win this incredible event.

Whether you are interested in seeing the common runner or the elite athletes at the front of the pack, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out where to watch the 2013 Boston Marathon on television, how to live stream the competition, when each segment of the race begins, some favorites to watch and more.


When: Monday, April 15, 2013

Where: Boston, Mass. 

Watch: WBZ-TV, Universal Sports Television Network (check local listings)

Live Stream: CBS

Route: Boston Athletic Association has maps and route information.

Field: Click here


Race Schedule


 TIME (ET)   



Mobility Impaired

9:00 a.m.



Wheelchair Division

9:17 a.m.




9:22 a.m.



Elite Women

9:32 a.m.



Elite Men & Wave One       

10:00 a.m.    



Wave Two

10:20 a.m.



Wave Three

10:40 a.m.




Contenders to Watch 

Gebre Gebremariam

Gebremariam burst onto the scene when he ran and won his first New York City Marathon in 2010, with a time of two hours, four minute and 53 seconds.

He followed that up with an awesome showing at the 2011 Boston Marathon, completing the 26 miles and 385 yards in 2:04:53—a personal best that was good for third place.

The Ethiopian national tried to top that in 2012, but succumbed to heat and exhaustion, dropping his time down to 2:22:56.

With cooler temperatures expected in this one, Gebremariam will be looking to finally break through and win the Boston Marathon.


Wesley Korir

As if the University of Louisville hasn’t won enough lately, the former Cardinals star and last year’s champion will be hoping to repeat as the Boston Marathon winner in 2013.

The 30-year-old Kenyan won the 2012 event with a time of 2:12:40, an impressive feat considering the brutal weather conditions.

With two Los Angeles Marathon championships under his belt (2009 and 2010), this incredible distance runner is looking to add a fourth major piece of hardware to his collection.

He’s going to have his work cut out with such an impressive field, but if Korir can slightly improve his time from last year he’ll have no problem being in contention down the stretch.


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