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How To Watch the London Marathon in 2024

FloSports will stream the 2024 London Marathon in the U.S. on Monday, April 21.

Starting in Blackheath and ending at Buckingham Palace, the London Marathon passes by some genuinely iconic British landmarks. Viewers in the U.S. can watch it all via FloSports, which will stream the race starting early Monday morning.

Continue through our guide to discover how to watch more marathon races on TV. We outline the go-to channels and this year’s World Marathon Majors schedule so you never miss a step. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

Keep up with every marathon on TV

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What channels show marathon running?

While channels vary between races, ESPN, NBC Sports, and FloSports platforms show the most marathon coverage. Additionally, local ABC and NBC news stations typically air in-market races.

Beyond annual marathons, Peacock is a must-have service for special events like the World Athletics Road Running Championships and the Summer Olympics.

2024 World Marathon Majors TV schedule

The World Marathon Majors (WMM) is an annual six-race series of the world’s most renowned marathons. Because of each race’s popularity, they are generally available to watch on TV and online.

Our table below highlights the different channels and viewing platforms for the 2024 season. We also included the Paris Olympic marathons, as those results factor into this season’s final standings.

Race Day Time (ET) Channels
Tokyo Marathon Saturday, Mar 2 6:30 p.m. FloSports
Boston Marathon Monday, Apr 15 8:30 a.m. ESPN2, ESPN+, WCVB-TV
London Marathon Sunday, Apr 21 3:00 a.m. FloSports
Men’s Olympic Marathon Saturday, Aug 10 2:00 a.m. Peacock
Women’s Olympic Marathon Sunday, Aug 11 2:00 a.m. Peacock
Berlin Marathon Sunday, Sep 22 TBA FloSports
Chicago Marathon Sunday, Oct 13 TBA Peacock, WMAQ-TV
New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov 3 TBA ESPN2, ESPN3, WABC-TV

Data effective as of post date.

Best TV services for watching marathon running

The best TV service for watching marathon running depends on what races you want to see.

To follow this year’s World Marathon Majors, you’ll need Peacock, FloSports, and any TV provider with ESPN channels. We recommend Hulu + Live TV because it includes ESPN+, which has extensive college track and field coverage.


$5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr.

  • Live coverage of all Olympic events
  • World Athletics, USATF, and Diamond League coverage
  • 24/7 news channels, incl. NBC Chicago News
  • Live local NBC access w/ Peacock Premium Plus

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Hulu + Live TV


  • Every ESPN channel, incl. ESPN+
  • College conference networks for NCAA coverage
  • Live local channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR

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$29.99/mo. or $149.99/yr.

  • Tokyo, London, and Berlin marathons
  • Add’l. World Athletics Label marathon races
  • Race replays, original series, and FloTrack training videos

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The three services above cost a lot in the long run (pun intended). So, before subscribing, you’ll want to decide which events matter most to you.

Ultimately, we prioritize Peacock because of its inexpensive plans and premier endurance racing coverage—including the Summer Olympics and World Athletics Championships.

How to watch marathon running online for free

Many of the most popular U.S. marathon races stream on local news websites and social media platforms. For instance, the 2023 ​​TCS New York City Marathon streamed live on, while the Bank of America Chicago Marathon was on

Pro tip: If you’re scrambling for broadcast details on race day, try searching for the race on YouTube.

Watch marathon races over the air

If you’re near a major marathon course, you can often tune in with a digital antenna for live local coverage. The Boston, Chicago, and New York marathons all air on local TV, as does the non-WMM Houston Marathon.

How to watch marathon running FAQ

How can I watch the Road Running Championships?

Peacock streamed the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships for U.S.-based viewers in 2023. The next edition will happen in 2025, as San Diego hosts the marathon, half-marathon, 5K, and one-mile championships.

How can I watch the Olympic marathon?

You can stream the men’s and women’s Olympic marathons on Peacock. The streaming service also carried the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in early February.

Where can I watch track and field online?

Most professional track and field competitions air on NBC and Peacock, while many high school, collegiate, and amateur events stream on FloSports. Additional collegiate competitions air on ESPN platforms.

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