FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
“MARATHON MONTH” CONCLUDES WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE LONDON MARATHON THIS SUN., APRIL 24, AT 3:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 20, 2016 – NBC Sports Group concludes “Marathon Month” in April with live coverage of the 2016 London Marathon this Sunday, April 24, at 3:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will live stream coverage. Universal HD will present an encore presentation of the race on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. ET.
The men’s race features some of the world’s best marathoners, including world record-holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya, 2014 London Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and 2015 London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya. On the women’s side, 2012 and 2014 champion Mary Keitany of Kenya looks for her third victory at the London Marathon, while Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia defends her title from a year ago. The course runs from Blackheath and Greenwich Park through Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, and Tower Hill, finishing at The Mall.
Paul Swangard calls the action, joined by analyst Craig Masback.
Universal HD closes out marathon coverage for the month with encore presentations of the Boston Marathon this Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. ET and next Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Below the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s marathon coverage:
|Fri., April 22||7 p.m.||Boston Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Sun., April 24||3:30 a.m.||London Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 25||7 p.m.||London Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Fri., April 29||6:30 p.m.||Boston Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
NBC Sports Live Extra will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–