Live stream the 2024 Boston Marathon online

Updated: April 22, 2024

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How to live stream the Boston Marathon online in 2024

ExpressVPN is here to help you safely and securely stream the Boston Marathon in blazing-fast HD. First, you’ll need to follow a few steps.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that matches your local broadcaster. For example, American viewers who want to stream U.S. broadcasters should connect to a server in the United States. 
  3. Log in to your preferred streaming platform, including ESPN+YouTube TV, FuboHulu+Live TV, or DirecTV Stream.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

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Can I use a VPN to watch the Boston Marathon from another country?

Some users watch the Boston Marathon by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Should I use a free VPN to watch the Boston Marathon in 2024?

Rather than use a free VPN to watch marathons, including the Boston Marathon, sports fans should instead use ExpressVPN all year long. ExpressVPN offers high-speed servers in 105 countries and easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. Additionally, ExpressVPN is available on platforms that other VPN companies may not support, like Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers, plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

Best VPN for watching Boston Marathon live streams

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming the 2024 Boston Marathon. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

How to watch the Boston Marathon with free trials

United States

YouTube TV

Price: 73 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN

YouTube TV offers Americans the ability to watch the 2024 Boston Marathon on ESPN. A subscription costs 73 USD/month. You may need to submit a U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.), but it accepts a wide array of payment options. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the free trial. 

Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

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Price: 80 USD/month

Channels: ESPN

Looking for another way to watch the 2024 Boston Marathon? Check out Fubo, which offers ESPN and a 7-day free trial.

Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe. The billing address used may determine which local channels are available, and you may be unable to change your location.

DirecTV Stream

Price: 85 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN

DirecTV Stream is often on the pricier side, but it’s a great option for U.S. fans to stream sports events, including the Boston Marathon, if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app. The service offers a 5-day free trial.

Note: Those in select U.S. regions, including the Boston area, can watch the live feed on local news affiliates. Check your local listings to see if those networks are available on the aforementioned cord-cutting services!

Other ways to live stream the Boston Marathon

United States


Price: 11 USD/month

ESPN+ is expected to air a live simulcast of the 2024 Boston Marathon. Please note that a valid TV subscription, either to a traditional cable company or a cord-cutting service like YouTube TV, may be required required to live stream the Boston Marathon on ESPN+.

Hulu+Live TV

Price: 77 USD/month

Channels: ESPN

Hulu does not offer a free trial, but it does have a live TV package for American fans that includes all the main channels for secure Boston Marathon streams as well as many regional sports networks. Free trials are not available.

Sling TV

Price: Varies

Channels: ESPN

Sling TV provides U.S. viewers with access to ESPN for the Boston Marathon. Please note that Sling no longer offers a free trial.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

United Kingdom


Price: 30 GBP/month and up (Premium plan)

Channels: Eurosport

United Kingdom residents can watch the Boston Marathon with Eurosport, which is included in discovery+’s Premium plan, along with TNT Sports and a host of entertainment channels. It’s also a great way to watch other sports, including the UEFA Champions League, MotoGP, and more.

Check back for other ways to watch the 2024 Boston Marathon!

When will the 2024 Boston Marathon start?

The Boston Marathon will begin shortly after 8 a.m. ET / 1 p.m. BST on Monday, April 15

Where does the Boston Marathon take place?

The Boston Marathon takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, as one would expect, given the name. No, they haven’t moved the iconic race to Lowell or New Bedford yet.

Who has won the most Boston Marathons?

Clarence DeMar owns the most men’s Boston Marathon victories with seven (1911, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, and 1930), while Catherine Ndereba leads all women participants with four wins. Ndereba finished first in 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2005.

What is the route of the Boston Marathon?

You can find the complete Boston Marathon route on the Boston Athletic Association’s official website.

Recent Boston Marathon winners 


2014Meb Keflezighi (First victory)2:08:37
2015Lelisa Desisa (Second victory)2:09:17
2016Lemi Berhanu Hayle (First victory)2:12:45
2017Geoffrey Kirui (First victory)2:09:37
2018Yuki Kawauchi (First victory)2:15:58
2019Lawrence Cherono (First victory)2:07:57
2020Race not held (Pandemic)N/A
2021Benson Kipruto (First victory)2:09:51
2022Evans Chebet (First victory)2:06:51
2023Evans Chebet (Second victory)2:05:54
2024Sisay Lemma (First victory)2:06:17


2014Buzunesh Deba (First victory)2:19:59 [Course record]
2015Caroline Rotich (First victory)2:24:55
2016Atsede Bayisa (First victory)2:29:19
2017Edna Kiplagat (First victory)2:21:52
2018Desiree Linden (First victory)2:39:54
2019Worknesh Degefa (First victory)2:23:31
2020Race not held (Pandemic)N/A
2021Edna Kiplagat (First victory)2:25:09
2022Peres Jepchirchir (First victory)2:21:01
2023Hellen Obiri (First victory)2:21:38
2024Hellen Obiri (Second victory)2:22:37

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