FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
CHICAGO MARATHON LIVE THIS SUNDAY AT 8 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA & NBC SPORTS GOLD AS NBC SPORTS’ MONTH OF MARATHONS CONTINUES
Chicago Marathon Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
NBC Sports Gold Continues Live Coverage with Amsterdam Marathon on October 21, Encore Coverage Available on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 3, 2018 – NBC Sports continues its month of live marathon coverage with the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 7, at 8 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold.
Live, commercial-free coverage of the Chicago Marathon will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” Coverage on NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah headlines the men’s race alongside his former training mate, American and two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp, who is the defending champion in Chicago. The women’s race features American Gwen Jorgensen, who won the first-ever Olympic triathlon gold medal for the U.S. in 2016. In the women’s wheelchair race, 17-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden seeks her eighth straight Chicago Marathon victory and ninth in the last 10 years.
Paul Swangard calls the race alongside analyst Josh Cox on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Live coverage continues with the Amsterdam Marathon Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, with an encore presentation at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Below is the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s late September/October marathon coverage:
|Sun., Oct. 7||8 a.m.||Chicago Marathon (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., Oct. 8||Noon||Chicago Marathon||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 21||2:30 a.m.||Amsterdam Marathon (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Oct. 21||11 a.m.||Amsterdam Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the Chicago and Amsterdam Marathons with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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