The avid and amateur runners unite for the annual pilgrimage through the five boroughs Sunday. WNBC/Channel 4 will cover the New York City Marathon starting at 9 a.m. with the pre-race warm-up from Staten Island and continuing until 2 p.m.
Approximately 47,000 participants will make their way through the city, crossing bridges, cheering along the way, until reaching the finish line, 26.2 miles later, in Central Park.
WNBC sportscaster Bruce Beck hosts the telecast with morning anchor Darlene Rodriguez. Al Trautwig calls the race along with analysts Toni Reavis and Juli Benson. Also reporting from the sidelines will be WNBC weekend sports anchor Scott Stanford, along with reporter Erika Tarantal, and Cat Greenleaf, who hosts Talk Stoop on New York Nonstop.
WNBC will begin its pre-marathon coverage on the weekend editions of “Today in New York,” and will feature special coverage surrounding the broadcast of the world’s most celebrated road race.
But for those who can’t view the race in person or in front of the TV, there is a live streaming option on the computer at www.nbcnewyork.com/marathon or on the newly launched ING New York City Mobile Spectator App available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.