Here’s how to tune in to the 43rd Chicago Marathon this Sunday. How to Watch the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Live
A previous edition of the Chicago marathon, with the Chicago skyline in the background
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It's almost time to watch the Chicago marathon (and you can even do it online!) Yes, this Sunday (October 11), more than 35,000 runners will be nervously waiting on the start line of the 43rd Chicago Marathon in Grant Park.
CHICAGO MARATHON LIVE STREAM, DATE, TIME, CHANNELS
The Chicago Marathon live stream takes place on Sunday, October 11
Time: 7:20 a.m. CDT 8:20 a.m. ET 5:20 a.m. PT 1:20 pm BST
• U.S. — Watch NBCChicago.com, NBC 5, FloSports, Peacock
• U.K. — Watch NBCChicago.com live stream, FloTrack
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
The 26.2 mile race snakes through 29 neighborhoods in Chicago, but if you’re not local enough to stand on the sidewalk and cheer, we’ve got you covered — here’s how to tune in to the Chicago Marathon from your couch.
The Chicago Marathon kicks off at 7:20 am CDT with the men’s wheelchair race. The women’s wheelchair race starts at 7:21 a.m., then the mass participation waves begin from 7:30 a.m. Obviously, the elite men and elite women will be in the first wave, so if you’re hoping to watch the elite race, get your coffee and breakfast and be ready to watch from 7:30 am.
The elite field has had some changes in the past few days, with 14 elite runners withdrawing from the race and 17 athletes being added. That said, it still looks to be an exciting race, with the likes of Dickson Chumba, Reuben Kipyego, and Kengo Suzuki toeing the line of the men’s race, alongside Galen Rupp, who will be racing in front of a home crowd. In the women’s race, Ruth Chepngetich is the fastest woman in the field but will have stiff competition from Vivian Kiplagat and Sara Hall.
If you’re looking for a runner in the mass-participation race, wave 1 will start at 7:30 am, wave 2 at 8:00 am, and wave 3 at 8:35 am, so it’s a good idea to check with your runner beforehand. The easiest way to keep an eye on how your runner is doing is to track them — here’s how to track runners at the Chicago Marathon 2021.
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Chicago Marathon start times and schedule
The timeline for the day is as follows (all times are in Central Time):
7:20 a.m.: Marathon Wheelchair Start (men)
7:21 a.m.: Marathon Wheelchair Start (women)
7:22 a.m.: Marathon Handcycle Start
7:30 a.m.: Wave 1 Start
8 a.m.: Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m.: Wave 3 Start
How to watch the Chicago Marathon live stream wherever you are
The Chicago Marathon coverage will be on NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and TeleXitos on Sunday, but if you're not in the US, there are still ways to watch a friend or family member take on the race.
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the race. Head to NBCSport to stream the marathon.
How to watch the Chicago Marathon in the US
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A live stream of the Chicago Marathon will begin on NBCChicago.com from 7 a.m. on Sunday and on NBC5. Cord-cutters should be able to watch on Sling TV or fuboTV if NBC5 is available to you in your area, or on NBC Sports Network on Sling Blue or fubo. The live coverage will continue until 11:00 am on TV, and a live finish line stream will continue until 3:00 pm on the NBC Chicago website and app.
NBC 5's marathon broadcast and digital coverage also will stream on NBC Chicago's free app on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV as well as Peacock and on LX.
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