The notable and broadly observed Boston Marathon 2022 is set to be hung on Monday, 18 April, in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, it will be the 126th time of this extraordinary Marathon occasion, what began its excursion in 1897. After the 2020 crossing out and 2021 postponed occasion because of Covid, the Boston Marathon is back on its conventional Patriot’s Day, the third Monday in April.
Here we have everything for you to know about the Boston Marathon 2022, its history, schedule, course, participants, and how to watch.
Boston Marathon 2022: Start Time, Schedule, and Course
The 26.2 miles long Boston Marathon will take off on Monday morning, 18 April 2022. The sprinters will keep up with the conventional course, beginning from the rustic area of Hopkinton, through the Boston rural areas, and completing at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.
The race will start with the wheelchair division at 9:00 am ET. Then, at that point, the people’s headliners will begin at 9:37 am, and 9:45 am ET, separately. From that point forward, the para-games will be on at 9:50 am, and the overall individuals beginning at 10:00 am ET in the first part of the day. In any case, this occasion will be on air on the USA Network from 8:30 am ET. Here is the full occasion plan:
Full Race Schedule
|Men’s Wheelchair||9:02 a.m.|
|Women’s Wheelchair||9:05 a.m.|
|Handcycle & Duo Participants||9:30 a.m.|
|Professional Men||9:37 a.m.|
|Professional Women||9:45 a.m.|
|Para Athletics Divisions||9:50 a.m.|
|Wave 1||10:00 a.m.|
|Wave 2||10:25 a.m.|
|Wave 2||10:50 a.m.|
|Wave 4||11:15 a.m.|
The Boston Marathon has a rich history. It was started at the end of the 19th century; the first run was held on 19 April 1897.
The first United States Olympic team manager John Graham and the Boston Athletic Association members pioneered the Boston Marathon in 1897 after being inspired by the Athens Olympic Games in 1896.
The length of the first Marathon was 24.5 miles, in which only 15 runners participated. Only 10 runners could finish the race. John J. McDermott from New York won the very first Boston Marathon. In 1908, the length of the marathon was changed to 26.2 miles to maintain the Olympic standard.
Women were not allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon, though Roberta Bobbi Gibb sneaked in and completed the run in 1966. Kathrine Switzer did the same in the following year. In 1972, it was made official to allow women for the Boston Marathon. The 126th Boston Marathon 2022 will be the 50th Anniversary of women’s participation in this event.
In 1975, the wheelchair division was included in the Boston Marathon, making it the first major Marathon event in the world having the wheelchair event.
Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon suffered a terrorist bombing in 2013 that caused three deaths and more than 260 people injured. To mark the memory of the day, the Boston people organized One Boston Day, in which the city people encouraged each other to do voluntary work and participate in acts of kindness.
Since 1969, when the Patriot’s Day was moved to the third Monday of April, the Boston Marathon has been organized on the Patriot’s Day, with only one exception in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. 2022 marks the 126th season of this historic marathon running.
How Many Runners Will Participate?
About 30,000 runners across the globe will participate in the 126th Boston Marathon. This huge number of runners have registered for the race because there was no sharp cutoff time for qualification this year.
Last season’s men’s champion Benson Kipruto will participate again this year, hoping to defend his honor. Among the celebrities, Leslie Osbourne, Heather O’Reilly, and Kristine Lilly from the women’s soccer team of the United States will join the marathon.
Everyone’s eyes will be on Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya, the Olympic gold winner, and Molly Seidel of the USA, the Olympic bronze winner, in the women’s division in the Boston Marathon.
How to Watch the 2022 Boston Marathon on TV
The USA Network will broadcast the Boston Marathon 2022. It will go on air at 8:30 am ET. The show is scheduled to be telecast till 1:00 pm.
If you are interested in watching the live stream from the United States, you can enjoy it through the NBC Sports app, starting from 8:30 am till 1:00 pm.
You can enjoy the stream from the UK by purchasing a FloTrack subscription. The Boston Marathon 2022 will go underway at 2:00 pm UK time, on Monday, 18 April 2022, with the wheelchair division.