No need to catch a flight to Beantown to watch this year's Boston Marathon. There are a few easy ways running fanatics can stream the big event on their PCs or mobile devices.
- NBC Sports offers its users a live stream of the show in addition to its live broadcast from the event.
- CBS's Boston affiliate will provide its own live stream of the event with a hometown feel.
- FloTrack offers an international live stream of the show for viewers in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the UK.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Patriot's Day in downtown Boston. Coverage of the race begins at 8:30 a.m. on NBC.
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, founded in 1897. This year marks the city's 121st annual race.
Last year's 22-year-old Ethiopian runners Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa took first place honors in the men and women's divisions respectively, earning $150,000 apiece for their efforts.
More than $830,000 in prize money will be awarded to runners at this year's event.