Here’s How To Watch And Live Stream The 2024 Tokyo Marathon

Here's how you can see Kipchoge compete his final race before the Paris Olympics

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Follow our live updates here of the Tokyo Marathon on race day, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday night (40 minutes before race start time in Tokyo on Sunday morning, which is 9:10 a.m. local time).

We’ll have live updates on pinned on our homepage race day.

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What Time Does The Tokyo Marathon Broadcast Start, And How Can I Livestream The Race?

The 2024 Tokyo Marathon is slated for Sunday, March 3, 2024

The men’s and women’s races will start at 9:10 a.m. local time. For international viewers, the Tokyo Marathon will start at 12:10 a.m. GMT on March 3 or 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 2.

The Tokyo Marathon will be broadcast in 160 countries worldwide.

Nippon TV in Japan will showcase the elite races across the nation, with live streaming available on Hulu and TVer, NITTERE TADA.

Eurosport has secured broadcasting rights in 63 countries, while Canal+ will cover the event in 47 territories.

Marathon enthusiasts in the United States and Canada can catch the excitement on FloTrack. Here’s a link to Flotrack’s live stream, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Great Sports Media holds the rights for the People’s Republic of China, excluding Macau, China, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong, China.

ESPN International is set to air the race across 47 countries and territories in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

You can expect the first finishers from the men’s race to come in around 12:15 p.m. local time, or 9:15 p.m. EST (March 2).

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What Should You Watch For?

Excitement always surrounds Eliud Kipchoge whenever he steps onto the racecourse, but more than mere anticipation fills the air.

With every marathon he enters, the Kenyan is expected to emerge victorious, and it’s not just about winning. Renowned for his front-running style, Kipchoge blazes through courses, often flirting with world records.

Having displayed brilliance over an impressive 11-year career just in the marathon, the 39-year-old is now gearing up for the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, March 3, marking his final race before likely lining up at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Although his course record of 2:02:40 set two years ago still stands, it faces a serious challenge as he seeks to carry his momentum into his fifth Olympics in Paris.

Joining Kipchoge at the starting line will be equally speedy compatriots: Vincent Kipkemoi, who finished second when Kipchoge claimed his fifth Berlin title last year, and Timothy Kiplagat.

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The women’s race has attracted top-tier runners as well, with Sifan Hassan leading the pack. The reigning London and Chicago Marathon champion will be making her Tokyo debut.

The question looms: Can the Dutch sensation secure her third consecutive World Marathon Majors victory? Or even potentially break the world record?

Considered one of the favorites, Hassan, who has clinched three Olympic medals across various events, will use Tokyo as a gauge to determine her readiness for a championship marathon debut in Paris or if she will remain on the track.

Hassan, the second-fastest woman in history with a time of 2:13:44 from Chicago, will be joined by World champion Amane Beriso and last year’s Tokyo victor Rosemary Wanjiru, who is based in Japan.

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Will Marathon Handbook Be Doing Any Live Coverage?

Yes, our team of editors and writers will be providing live updates, beginning about 30 minutes before the race and continuing through to the end of the men’s and women’s races. Follow our live updates for the 2024 Tokyo Marathon, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 2, right here on the site.

We’ll pin the live updates page to the top on race morning.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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