126th Boston Marathon Field Expected to Feature Tokyo Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya and Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medalist Molly Seidel of the United States
Mike “Doc” Emrick Shares Story of Boston Marathon Legend Johnny A. Kelley
NBC Sports Presents Live Coverage of U.S. Track & Field Golden Games at Mt. SAC this Saturday, April 16 at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 14, 2022 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock, and live coverage of the U.S. Track & Field Golden Games at Mt. SAC this Saturday, April 16 at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC.
MONDAY, APR. 18 – BOSTON MARATHON:
The 2022 Boston Marathon field, which marks the 50th anniversary of the first official women’s race in 1972, is expected to be highlighted by Tokyo Olympic marathon gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya, who is making her Boston Marathon debut, and Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medalist Molly Seidel of the United States. The women’s field is also expected to feature former winners American Des Linden (2018) and Edna Kiplagat (2017) of Kenya, as well as Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei.
The men’s field is expected to be headlined by seven of the past eight Boston Marathon winners, including reigning champion Benson Kipruto of Kenya, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono (2019), Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi (2018), Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui (2017), and Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu (2016) and Lelisa Desisa (2015 and 2013). Americans in the men’s field are expected to include Colin Bennie, who finished seventh in last year’s Boston Marathon, Tokyo Olympian Jake Riley, Rio Olympian Jared Ward and Scott Fauble.
Leading up to Monday’s Boston Marathon, Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick shares the story of the late Johnny A. Kelley, a two-time Boston Marathon winner who became one of the city’s most celebrated sports figures over the course of a prolific career in which he ran the race 61 times from 1928 to 1992. Click here to watch the full feature on NBCSports.com and catch highlights of the story during Monday’s show on USA Network and Peacock.
The Boston Athletic Association will honor the original eight finishers from the first official women’s field in 1972 with the running of an honorary team on Monday, comprised of eight women who have made a powerful impact in areas from athletics to human rights.
Also at 9 a.m. ET, Peacock will present ‘The Boston Marathon Mosaic,’ featuring complete live coverage of the men’s and women’s wheelchair and professional races.
How to Watch:
- TV: USA Network
- Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Mon., Apr. 18||8:30 a.m.||USA Network, Peacock|
- Play by Play: Paul Swangard
- Analysts: two-time Olympian Kara Goucher and seven-time Paralympian Chris Waddell
- Reporter: Trenni Kusnierek
USATF GOLDEN GAMES AT MT. SAC:
NBC Sports’ live coverage of the USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC from Walnut, Cal., begins this Saturday, April 16 at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC.
Four U.S. sprinters are expected to highlight the field as they face off in the 200m on Saturday: Reigning 100m world champion Christian Coleman, the world’s fastest man in the 100m in the last World Championship cycle, Tokyo Olympic 100m silver medalist Fred Kerley, Tokyo Olympic 400m hurdles silver medalist Rai Benjamin, and Tokyo Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist Michael Norman.
The women’s 100m on Saturday is expected to include Olympians Teahna Daniels and Javianne Oliver, while Olympic 200m bronze medalist Gabby Thomas will feature in the 200m alongside Olympic teammate Jenna Prandini. Dalilah Muhammad, an Olympic gold and silver medalist in the 400m hurdles, is expected to run the flat 400m against a field including 2017 World champion Phyllis Francis.
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard calls the action alongside analysts four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross.
How to Watch:
- TV: CNBC
- Streaming: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Sat., Apr. 16||5 p.m.||CNBC|
- Play-by-play: Paul Swangard
- Analysts: Four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross