Boston Marathon live stream 2022: how to watch online from anywhere

A runner leaping over the line of the Boston Marathon
(Image credit: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The world's most prestigious marathon returns to its traditional Patriots' Day slot for the first time in three years, and the field is deeper than ever. Olympic gold medallist Peres Jepchirchir headlines the women's race and reigning champion Benson Kipruto is one of several recent former winners in contention, and you can follow our guide as we explain how to watch a 2022 Boston Marathon live stream from anywhere in the world.

Boston Marathon live stream 2022

Date: Monday, April 18

Start time: 9.02am ET / 6.02am PT / 2.02pm BST / 11.02pm AEST

Live stream: Peacock TV / USA Network via Sling TV discount or FREE fuboTV trial | Discovery+ (UK) | FloTrack (AU) | TSN (CA)

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30,000 gluttons for punishment are set to pound the 26.2 miles of pavement from Main Street, Hopkinton to Boylston, Boston, where that iconic yellow finish line lies in wait. But that's only if they can endure the spirit-breaker and the soul-taker that is Heartbreak Hill, one of the most infamous climbs to runners everywhere.

Jepchirchir is looking to add a Boston Marathon triumph to her impressive resume, which includes victories at last year's Olympics and New York Marathon. Her main competiton is expected to come from Olympic bronze medallist Molly Seidel, and her Kenyan compatriots Joyciline Jepkosgei and Edna Kiplagat.

Kipruto was a surprise winner last year, but he's got a target on his back this time around, with past champions Lawrence Cherono, Yuki Kawauchi, Geoffrey Kirui, Berhanu Lemi and Lelisa Desisa all in the running, as well as Geoffrey Kamworor, who's had a terrible time with injuries. 

Read on as we explain how to watch a 2022 Boston Marathon live stream from anywhere. 

2022 Boston Marathon start time: schedule

All times are given in ET

  • 9.02am - Men’s wheelchair
  • 9.05am - Women’s wheelchair
  • 9.30am - Handcycles and duos
  • 9.37am - Elite men
  • 9.45am - Elite women
  • 9.50am - Para athletics
  • 10am - Wave 1
  • 10.25am - Wave 2
  • 10.50am - Wave 3
  • 11.15am - Wave 4

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How to watch 2022 Boston Marathon: live stream in the US without cable


The 2022 Boston Marathon is being shown on both USA Network and <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Peacock TV in the US, with coverage getting underway at 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT, running until 1pm ET / 10am PT.

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How to watch Boston Marathon from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your local coverage of the event, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Boston Marathon live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

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How to live stream Boston Marathon in Canada


In Canada, you can watch the 2022 Boston Marathon on TSN, with coverage starting at 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT on Monday morning. 

If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Boston Marathon live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

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2022 Boston Marathon live stream: how to watch in the UK


Torture fans based in the UK can watch the 2022 Boston Marathon on Eurosport and its streaming arm <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Discovery+, with coverage set to begin at 2pm BST on Monday afternoon.

A subscription costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and lets you tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels. 

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How to watch the Boston Marathon: live stream in Australia


In Australia, the 2022 Boston Marathon is being shown on <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FloTrack, which costs US$29.99 per month or US$210 for a year. 

FloTrack covers loads of track and field events, live and on demand, and offers FloTrack Originals, all of which you can watch online or on your device with the FloSport app, which is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.

Brace yourself for a late night though, with FloTrack's coverage set to begin at 11.30pm AEST on Monday night.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.