NEW YORK – Tune in and watch live streaming coverage of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on ESPN3 and ABC New York, Sunday morning.
The event is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Live coverage on race day can be seen also on WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, with the pre-race coverage beginning at 7:00 a.m.
The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon organisers have also announced that the race will be available live on abc7ny.com with easy access also free when using the ABC app.
For International viewers, you can watch the live streaming broadcast from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET on abc7NY.
THE RACE IT SELF
Meanwhile, in the action on the road, reigning champions Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany are both confident about their chances of defending their respective TCS New York City Marathon titles.
Keitany and Biwott are hoping to become the first men and women to retain their titles at the New York City Marathon for the first time since 1995 when German Silva and Tegla Loroupe successfully accomplished the feat.
“Last year it was my first race win in the big ones [Marathon Majors]. It has taken me to another level,” Biwott said at his press conference. “Since I won in New York last year I have improved so much.”
On the women’s side, Keitany will start as a strong contender to win a third straight crown, something that hasn’t been achieved since Grete Waitz won it five time in the 1980s, according to the IAAF.
“I’ve been training well. I’m ready to come to New York and defend my title,” she said.
- Countdown to the Starting Line: Saturday, November 5, from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. (also streaming on ABC7NY.com)
Among the others looking to challenge for the titles are Kenya’s, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Lucas Rotich, reigning IAAF World Championships gold medallist Ghimray Ghebreslassie on the men’s side, while Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia, who was second last year is one of the challengers for the women’s crown.