Published 14 Apr 2023

It's time for the second Abbott World Marathon Major of the year! This weekend the NN Running Team will take on the streets of Boston, the toughest Major there is. Ever changing weather conditions and a course with climbs and descends promise to be a challenge for any seasoned athlete. This time, four NN Running Team-athletes will conquer the streets of Boston, United States of America. In this feature, we will provide you with an overview of the Boston Marathon so you won't miss a thing!

Which NN Running Team athletes will run in Boston?

In the women's field Lonah Salpeter and Nienke Brinkman will appear at the starting line for their first Boston outing. Salpeter has delivered numerous great performances the last few years, among which a second place in the TCS New York City Marathon and a 3rd place on the marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Brinkman made her NN Running Team-debut only last year and has already made her mark. At the NN Marathon Rotterdam, the Dutch athlete finished 2nd noting a new NR of 2:22:51. That same year she also finished 3rd on the marathon at the European Athletics Championships in Munich. Brinkman continued her great form in 2023 by winning the NN Egmond Half Marathon and the NN City-Pier-City run.

The men's field includes marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Augustine Choge. As a two time Olympic gold medalist and marathon world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge is the most anticipated name in the men's field. The Kenyan athlete has already expressed his ambition to run and win all six Abbott World Marathon Majors. Having snared four of the half dozen races with a cumulative ten victories; Berlin (four), London (four), Chicago (one), and Tokyo (one) only the historic Boston and TCS New York City Marathons stand in his way from marathon immortality. Kipchoge will be joined at the starting line by the likes of NN Running Team-teammate Augustine Choge who has also run multiple Abbott World Marathon Majors in the past.

When to watch the Boston Marathon?

The Boston Marathon will begin at 8.30 a.m. local time. In the overview below you can find some other time zones and the starting time of the marathon that goes with these time zones.

Time zone                                                                      Starting time Boston Marathon

GMT+1 (e.g. Netherlands & Spain)                                              2.30 p.m.

GMT+3 (e.g. Kenya & Ethiopia)                                                   3.30 p.m.

GMT-7 (e.g. Los Angeles)                                                            5.30 a.m.

GMT+11 (e.g. Sydney)                                                                 10.30 p.m.

Where to watch the Boston Marathon?

You can watch the Boston Marathon live in some countries. The table below provides an overview of the different broadcasters and the countries they will air the Boston Marathon in. However, best is to check the broadcasters in your country to see if the marathon is aired live or not.

Broadcaster Region
Flo Sports / Sky New Zealand Oceania
SMG China
MediaMax Kenya
ESPN Latam/Sur Latin America
ESPN America
Supersport Africa
Eurosport Europe
Olympic Channel Rest of the World

Full overview of all broadcasters & countries click here.

Leading up to the Boston Marathon we spoke with Eliud, Nienke and Lonah about their preparation and race goals. Click here to read the whole article.