Chicago Marathon 2017 Live Stream and TV Info. The Chicago Marathon takes place on Sunday, Oct. 8. The first wave of runners will start at 8:30 a.m. EST. Known for its flat-and-fast course, there should be some speedy times and great races to look forward to.
At 8 a.m. eastern on Sunday, world record holder Dennis Kimetto (2:02:57), top Americans Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay, and a few more of the fastest distance runners in the world will toe the line in Chicago for the 40th edition of the race.
WHAT: The 2017 Chicago Marathon
WHY: Top Americans like Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay will try to make the podium against a strong international field
WHEN: The broadcast begins at 8 a.m. eastern
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In the U.S. you can watch on the NBC Sports Network or stream it on NBC Sports Gold (requires a $69.99 subscription). If you live in the Chicago area, it will be on NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago or stream it or nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com.
The 2017 Chicago Marathon will be streamed live worldwide on Chicago NBC 5. Choose Live Stream 1 link below.
The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. The race has been held every year since, except in 1987 when only a half-marathon was run