Universal Sports Network to Air Boston Marathon
April 9, 2013
Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports programming, has announced it will have live coverage 117th Boston Marathon.
UniversalSports.com will offer a live stream of the event presented by Timex. The network’s exclusive national TV coverage of the world’s oldest annual marathon will showcase more than 20,000 runners tackling the historic 26.2-mile course, including many of the sport’s elite marathoners.
In addition to the highly anticipated race, Universal Sports will air a special preview show presented by Xendurance, featuring analysis of the elite field, on Sunday, April 14 at 4 PM ET. On Monday, April 15, LIVE race day coverage from Copley Square will include the network’s pre- and post-race shows presented by Slow-Mag at 9 AM ET and 12:30 PM ET respectively, and a recap show at 4 PM ET.
The Network’s LIVE on-site coverage will be hosted by Paul Sunderland, alongside analyst and elite distance runner Josh Cox, analyst Juli Benson, field reporter Nick Gismondi, and Special Guest Analyst Frank Shorter, the only American male to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the marathon.
“As America’s top TV and online destination for marathons, we are proud to offer this in-depth coverage of the world’s ultimate distance running race,” said Dean Walker, SVP, Production of Universal Sports. “The Boston Marathon is the linchpin of our Marathon-A-Thon programming and a must-watch event for the growing endurance sports community.”