Boston Marathon 2016 Results, Winners, Live Streaming Route, Best Viewing Spots, Start Times: Today is the 120th time when such a big marathon is going to happen once again in the streets of greater Boston on Monday. The key runners to watch out for are two times and reigning winner Lelisa Desisa in men and Caroline Rotich, the 2015 champion. Desisa belongs to Ethiopia while Rotich is from Kenya and is considered to be more of a contender than a favorite. (check: JEE Main 2016 Answer Key.)
More than 30,000 participants including both men and women are expected to take part in all men’s and women’s runs. However, there are no clear one or two favorites. They all will run for about 26.2 miles. Our TRT team has compiled what everything you need to know about the Monday Boston race and how can you watch it online and on TV with Heartbreak Hill.
Boston Marathon 2016 Results
Boston Marathon Start Time: There will a number of waves or sessions for different categories starting from the first wave of racers at 8:50 EDT. The first one will be of mobility impaired participants. Men’s push-rim wheelchair will follow them at 9:17 am EDT and women’s push-rim at 9:19 am EDT.
After them, Handcyclers will follow them at 9:22 EDT and then it will be followed by elite women who kick off at 9:32 am EDT. The elite men and wave one starts at 10 am EDT. Then, waves two, three, and four will follow them at every 25 minutes.
Boston Marathon Live Streaming: The conducting authority will have an official live stream full video starting at 9:15 am EDT, which you can watch online for free at watchlive.baa.org. If you are on an Apple device like iPhone or another iOS device, then you need to scroll down the URL mentioned above. NBCSports Live Extra will provide one of the finish line live stream at http://stream.nbcsports.com/nbc/?pid=21459. For the audiences outside of the US and want to watch it, they can refer watchlive.baa.org for different options.
Boston Marathon 2016 Results, Live Streaming, Winners
Race Route and Road Closures: The anticipated race will start from the outside of Boston in the suburb of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and then will follow the Route 135 and will pass through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline and then will enter finally in Boston. The finish line is placed on Boylston Street near Copley Square.2016 Boston Marathon course map / route map
If you have reached Boston and wanted to watch the race with your eyes, first of all, go through the list of road closure times. The official authority has revealed that they are expecting about 1 million viewers to be present at the time of marathon on roads. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Department has published a list of tips which has guidelines for spectators on what to carry and what not following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
To watch the event yourself, you should know about some of the best viewing spots for the purpose. One of them is the start line in Hopkinton, Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, Chestnut Hill, and Kenmore Square. You just need to reach there early to get a spot.Boston Marathon 2016 Results, Live Streaming, Winners
Tracking Runners: For today’s race, there are no clear favorites as reported by the Runner’s World. Caroline Rotich of Keny and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia are looking for a continuous title in 2016 in women’s and men’s category respectively. Key challengers in women’s include Tiki Gelana, Buzunesh Deba, and Tirfi Tsegaye. On the men’s front, Sammy Kitwara, Lemi Berhanu Hayle, and Stephen Chebogut are there.
This time, you can follow any specific runner. You just need to have the official marathon app here downloaded on your device. You can also do the same by entering the bib number here below.
Moreover, you can get the race live updates on the official marathon Twitter handle or just text RUNNER to 234567 (charges may apply).
Boston Marathon 2016 Results: The final results of the today’s marathon will be available below.
Below are the results for different categories.
Stay tuned for latest news.