Chicago Marathon Live: Stream 2019 Tens of thousands of runners will hit the city streets Sunday morning for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. One of the most prominent marathon s in the world, the competition attracts top athletes from around the world along with the many locals who will be covering the 26.2-mile course.
NBC Chicago will be providing live coverage of the event starting at 7 a.m. CT online and on television. The network will wrap up TV coverage at 11 a.m., but a camera set up at the finish line will be live streamed until 3 p.m.
For Spanish-language viewers, Telemundo Chicago will also be covering the race for the same times as NBC.
The course, which starts in Grant Park, will be open for 6.5 hours. Runners will start in seven different groups with start times ranging from 7:20 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah and Brigid Kosgei, winner of the 2019 London Marathon, won the elite competitions last year.
Whether you’re at work, on the go or at home you can watch complete live coverage of the race on NBC 5 or on the NBC Chicago app from anywhere in the U.S. and Mexico.
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We will offer a live stream with complete coverage beginning at 7 a.m. online and on-air. The coverage will continue until 11 a.m. on TV and a live finish line camera will stream until 3 p.m. on the NBC Chicago app and website.
The men’s competition will include Rupp, Scott Smith, Diego Estrada, Parker Stinson, Noah Droddy, and Ryan Root. For most of the competitors, their best marathon performances have been in Chicago. Rupp won his first Abbott World Marathon Major at Chicago in 2017. Estrada’s 2:13:56 personal best was run there in 2016. Droddy’s ran a 2:16:26 at Chicago in 2017.
Stinson experienced a breakthrough in last year’s race when he ran 2:14:29, four minutes faster than his California International Marathon debut in 2017. Earlier this year, Stinson broke the American record in the 25K distance when he won the USATF 25K Championships in 1:13:48. In an interview with Runner’s World, Stinson shared his fueling strategy to gear up for this year’s race.
In August, race officials announced that Chicago would serve as the Team USA Paralympic Marathon Trials, which means that the best Paralympic athletes in the country will be competing for podium finishes in addition to spots on Team USA headed to 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Defending men’s and women’s champions, Manuela Schär of Switzerland, and American Daniel Romanchuk are scheduled to race. Course record-holder and 17-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden will also be returning to compete for a spot on Team USA in addition to 24 other Paralymians from 14 different countries, according to an August press release from the race.