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Boston Marathon 2012: Route, Start Time, Date and TV Info

HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18:  The Elite Women head out at the start of the 115th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2012

Participants are doing their best to prepare for the 116th edition of the Boston Marathon, which takes place later this month. 

Running for over 26 miles sounds like a daunting task, but to some it's a challenge worth taking head on. Finishing such a long and intense track is extremely rewarding when it's all said and done, but getting there does take some work. 

Of course, the marathon comes much easier to some folks, but it's still an event for all to enjoy. 

With that said, let's take a look at some specifics of this 42.195 kilometer race. 



The 2012 Boston Marathon is on April 16



Mobility Impaired: 9:00 a.m

Wheelchair Division: 9:17 a.m.             

Handcycles: 9:22 a.m.         

Elite Women: 9:32 a.m.          

Elite Men and Wave One: 10:00 a.m. 

Wave Two: 10:20 a.m.          

Wave Three: 10:40 a.m.    

*All times ET  



A distance of 26 miles and 385 yards, the Boston Marathon goes from Hopkinton to Boston, following a particular route, which you can view here


TV Info

WBZ-TV in Boston will carry the event, with a pre-race special beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Race coverage starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1:30 p.m. ET. Visit www.cbsboston.com for more information. 

In addition to the Boston TV coverage, Universal Sports Network will also be showing the race from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. To find out the channel for your TV provider, click here. 



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