FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
NBC SPORTS’ MONTH OF MARATHONS KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY AT 3 A.M. ET WITH THE BERLIN MARATHON LIVE ON NBCSN & NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBCSN & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Present Coverage of the Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam Marathons over the Next Month
All Three Marathons Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 12, 2018 – NBC Sports presents coverage of three marathons in the next month – Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam – beginning this Sunday, Sept. 16, with live coverage of the Berlin Marathon at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold.
Live, commercial-free coverage of all three marathons 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.
Rio Olympic marathon gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is seeking a personal-best time – and potentially a world record – in the Berlin Marathon. His countryman Wilson Kipsang, who formerly held the marathon world record, is expected to contend as well in what is typically a fast course. The men’s marathon record has been broken six times since 2003, each time at the Berlin Marathon. Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat is expected to become the first able-bodied woman to complete all six World Marathon Majors over the course of her career (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City).
Paul Swangard calls the race alongside analyst Josh Cox on NBCSN.
Live coverage continues with the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, at 8 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold, with the Amsterdam Marathon Sunday, October 21 live at 2:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.
Below is the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s late September/October marathon coverage:
|Sun., Sept. 16||3 a.m.||Berlin Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|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 Berlin, 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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