Boston Marathon 2012: When and Where to Watch Big Race

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2012

HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18:  Runners head out during the start of the 115th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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In less than a week, the 116th edition of the Boston Marathon will begin, and it's sure to be a wild one. 

The race came down to the wire for both the men and the women a year ago, so don't be surprised if that happens once again. 

Of the top finishers for the men, only one from the USA finished in the top 15. Ryan Hall was the lone American near the top, as he came in fourth place. 

For the women, though, two runners from the USA managed to finish in the top 15, including a second place finish from Desiree Davila. 

It will be interesting to see if any Americans rise up and win the race, but the odds are stacked against them with so many incredibly talented international runners. 

With that said, here's all the info you need to know about the 2012 Boston Marathon. 



April 16, 2012 



Boston, Mass. Clearly you had to have known that, so to be more specific, the marathon route itself goes from Hopkinton to Boston, following a certain path, which you can view here



The best way for most of the nation to watch the big race will be through a special channel.  

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

WBZ-TV in Boston will also show 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 for more information. 


Race Times 

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 


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