NBCSports.com and NBCOlympics.com, in conjunction with online sports broadcaster MediaZone, will provide live online coverage of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials â€“ Menâ€™s Marathon from New York City on Saturday, November 3 and the 2007 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4. All the latest marathon action can be accessed at NBCSports.com/marathon and NBCOlympics.com.
The action kicks off on Saturday as the top American male athletes compete for the chance to represent the U.S. in Beijing next summer with live streaming coverage of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials â€“ Menâ€™s Marathon. The race is set to begin at Rockefeller Center and will be streamed in its entirety for free via the Web. The start of the race will be broadcast live nationally on NBC’s “The Today Show” at 7:35 a.m. ET. This marks the first time ever that an Olympic Trials event is available live online.
On Marathon Sunday, the world will then watch as some of the worldâ€™s legendary distance runners compete for over $2 million in prize money at the 38th running of the ING New York City Marathon. As a special highlight, the female winner of the inaugural World Marathon Majors crown and the chance to win an additional $500,000 prize will also be decided in New York. The online broadcast will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, and is set to include live chat features, commentary when watching On Demand and a three-hour world feed.
Originally posted on October 29, 2007 @ 10:55 am