2024 Boston Marathon

What Time Does The Boston Marathon Start? Here's What To Know

What Time Does The Boston Marathon Start? Here's What To Know

Here's everything to know about the 2024 Boston Marathon on April 15, including a course map and Evans Chebet.

Apr 15, 2024 by Joe Harrington

The 128th Boston Marathon is on Monday April 15 as tens of thousands of runners head to Massachusetts for one of the most famous Marathons in the world. 

The race features a wide array of athletes from amateurs to pros and even para athletes. On the women's side, the field is historically fast among the professional ranks. Defending champions Hellen Obiri (women's open) and Susannah Scaroni (wheelchair) are among the field. And that is a field of women runners that include 19 with personal bests under 2 hours and 23 minutes. 

Last year, Hellen Obiri won the Open Division with a time of 2:21:38. 

On the men's side professionally, the two-time defending Boston Marathon winner Evans Chebet of Kenya is attempting to win his third-straight Boston Marathon in the Men's Open Division. It would be be the fifth straight year a runner from Kenya won the race. 

Here's what else to know about the Boston Marathon. 

When Is The 2024 Boston Marathon?

The race begins at 9 a.m. EST on April 15. 

How To Watch The Boston Marathon In The United States

The Boston Marathon is being broadcast on ESPN2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST The race will also be available on ESPN+ in the United States. 

How To Stream The Boston Marathon In Australia

The Boston Marathon is streaming on FloTrack and the FloSports app in Australia. Coverage of the race, highlights and breaking news will be available on both platforms.

Boston Marathon 2024 Course

Here's the course for the Boston Marathon.

Has Anyone Ever Won The Boston Marathon Three Straight Years?

Yes. The last runner to win the Boston Marathon three years in a row was Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya from 2006-2008. His countrymen Cosmas Ndeti won the marathon from 1993-1995 and American runner Bill Rodgers won the marathon from 1978-1980. 

Here's the full list of three-peat Boston Marathon Men's Open Winners: 

  • Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya, 2006-2008
  • Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya, 1993-1995
  • Bill Rodgers, United States, 1978-1980
  •  Clarence H. DeMar, United States, 1922-1924

Here's the full list of three-peat Boston Marathon Women's Open Winners: 

  • Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia, 1997-1999
  • Uta Pippig, Germany, 1994-1996

Boston Marathon Results

Results from the race can be found on the Boston Marathon website.

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