Saturday, April 16, 2011

How to Watch the 2011 London Marathon Around the World

If you can't be in London to watch the big Virgin London Marathon, you can watch it live on TV or online. See the race's TV coverage page here to find out the details, but here's an overview:

* in the U.S., you can go to that TV page and click on the big red box to watch the BBC's London Marathon live coverage, starting at 3:55 a.m. (Eastern time). If you don't want to be up that late (or that early), the on-demand replay of the race will be available starting at 9 a.m. Eastern.

* in the U.K., BBC 2 will cover the London Marathon from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. (local time), then coverage switches to BBC 1 from 10:15 to 2:00 p.m. After that, there will be an additional hour on the Red Button. There are other viewing options available on Virgin media, Sky, Freesat, etc.

* in other parts of the world, see the London Marathon's TV coverage page for the viewing choices. These include Eurosport (in 63 countries), Eurosport Asia (in 47 countries), and Supersport (in 48 African countries).

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