2021 New York City Marathon: Live stream, time, date, how to watch

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The 50th running of the New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, after being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Usually, the race has 55,000 runners; this year the marathon will have only 30,000 entrants.

There will be a new champion on the women's side as Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei, the 2019 champion will not participate, instead choosing to concentrate on the London Marathon. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the men's event in a time of 2:08:13.

The 26.2-mile race starts in Staten Island, working its way through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx before finishing in Central Park.

Because the 2020 New York City Marathon is a virtual event, it won't have the usual 50,000 participants running through the city's five boroughs.
Because the 2020 New York City Marathon is a virtual event, it won't have the usual 50,000 participants running through the city's five boroughs.

Here's everything you need to know for Sunday:

What time does the New York City Marathon start?

The race starts at 8 a.m ET, with the professional women beginning at 8:40 a.m and the professional men starting at 9:05 a.m.

What TV channel is the New York City Marathon?

The New York City marathon is broadcast live on ESPN2 and locally on ABC7.

How can I watch the New York City Marathon via livestream?

The New York City Marathon can be live-streamed on the ESPN app.

Contact Scooby Axson at saxson@usatoday.com or on Twitter @scoobaxson.

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