Coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon is better than it’s ever been in 2016. For the first time, both races will air live on network television, in addition to streaming options, through NBC.
NBC will have three hours of live coverage beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 13 (1 p.m. ET). The men’s race will start at 10:06 a.m. in Los Angeles, with the women taking off at 10:22 a.m. Tom Hammond will host the broadcast and be joined by Tim Hutchings, Lewis Johnson and Carrie Tollefson.
NBC will also live stream the race via the free NBC Sports Live Extra app. You can download the app for free to your smartphone or tablet, and it’s also on platforms like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. To access the content, you need to provide login credentials from your television provider. On web browsers, the stream is available at nbcsports.com/live-extra.
If you’re going to be spectating in Los Angeles, the course setup assures that you’ll see a lot of action. You can line up in one spot along the Figueroa Street Corridor and see the runners pass several times in the span of two-plus hours. The start and finish is in downtown next to the LA Convention Center. A bulk of the race is along Figueroa Street between 11th and 34th Street.
Attendance is free. Inside the LA Convention Center is the health & fitness expo for the next day’s Los Angeles Marathon. It is free and open to the public as well.