Chicago Marathon To Be Broadcast LIVE Online Sunday
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, October 9, 2011 7 am - 11 am on NBC 5 Chicago and 7 am - 1 pm on Chicago Nonstop and NBCCHICAGO.COM
(Chicago, October 4, 2011) – The 34th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon returns Sunday, October 9, 2011 with NBC 5 Chicago beginning coverage on air and online at 7 am.
NBC 5 Chicago's coverage will be led by sports reporters Mike Adamle and Paula Faris, along with Ed Eyestone, a two-time Olympic marathoner and long distance runner. All three will provide color commentary and analysis as more than 45,000 runners compete along the 26.2-mile course, which begins and ends in Grant Park and winds through 29 Chicago neighborhoods. More than one million spectators are expected to line the course. Out on the course, award-winning broadcaster and writer Toni Reavis and Olympic Gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson will be following the men and women elite runners. In Grant Park, NBC 5’s morning team of Rob Elgas and Zoraida Sambolin will be reporting from the start and finish lines. In the neighborhoods, NBC 5 will have it covered with Meteorologist Ginger Zee at NBC Tower, Lauren Jiggetts in Lakeview, Charlie Wojciechowski in Pilsen and Kim Vatis in Chinatown.
On race day, NBCCHICAGO.COM, Chicago Nonstop and facebook.com/nbcchicago will provide coverage through a live stream, which will include interview content not available on the broadcast. Chicago Nonstop is available on digital channel 5.2, Comcast Channels 252 and 341, RCN Channel 50 and WOW Channel 130. Online coverage will be available to both local and international viewers. Go to NBCCHICAGO.COM now for maps and race information and on race day runner tracking information. NBCCHICAGO.COM will also update viewers and readers via twitter (@nbcchicago) and facebook (facebook.com/nbcchicago) this week and on race day.
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WATCH CHICAGO MARATHON LIVE ONLINE By David Monti (c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. (06-Oct) -- Fans can watch the Bank of America Chicago Marathon live online and free of charge this Sunday, thanks to the race's broadcast partner, NBC Chicago. Race organizers reported this morning that fans can connect to http://www.nbcchicago.com at 7:00 a.m. Central time (8:00 a.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. GMT) to watch NBC Chicago's full broadcast. The free live stream is available globally, organizers said. This is the first time that the race has been available for free global viewing online.