Men’s and Women’s World Record Holders Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei of Kenya Highlight the Elite Field
Sara Hall, Jared Ward & Molly Seidel Set to Lead American Contingent
Live Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
All Olympic Sports Coverage Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 1, 2020 – NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the London Marathon, featuring with the women’s and men’s races this Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 a.m. ET (Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 p.m. PT) on NBCSN. The race will also stream live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
Reigning Olympic gold medalist and current marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) and Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele are expected to headline the men’s field in a highly anticipated showdown between the two fastest marathoners of all-time. In October 2019, Kipchoge, a four-time London Marathon winner, broke the two-hour barrier for the marathon in an unsanctioned event in Austria; this will be his first marathon since that race. Bekele was just two seconds shy of Kipchoge’s world record when he won the 2019 Berlin Marathon. 2016 Olympian Jared Ward is the only American entered in the men’s field.
Three Kenyans highlight the women’s field: world record holder and defending London Marathon winner Brigid Kosgei, reigning world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich and 2016 Olympic 5000m gold medalist and 2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot. Americans Molly Seidel, who earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic marathon team after finishing second at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in February, and Sara Hall, the sixth-fastest American in marathon history, will also compete.
The race will be held on a closed-loop circuit of 19.6 laps around St James’s Park in central London, passing Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace. No spectators will be allowed.
Paul Swangard calls the action, joined by analysts Deena Kastor, the American record-holder and 2006 London Marathon winner, and Amy Cragg, the 2017 world marathon bronze medalist.
In addition, on Sunday, Oct. 4, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the London Marathon’s wheelchair races at 8 a.m. ET, and an encore presentation Monday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events with its “Track and Field Pass.” The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $74.99 (originally $99.99) and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Following is NBC Sports’ London Marathon TV schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., Oct. 4||2 a.m.||Women’s & Men’s Races (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 4||8 a.m.||Wheelchair Races (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Mon., Oct. 5||1 p.m.||Wheelchair Races||NBCSN|