FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston Marathon to Air Live Locally and Nationally
WBZ-TV and VERSUS to Again Televise Race
BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston Athletic Association announced today that the
112th Boston Marathon will be televised live, wire-to-wire, both locally
and nationally on Monday, April 21.
WBZ-TV (CBS owned-and-operated, Channel 4) will once again be providing
live local coverage. Their broadcast will run from 8 a.m. (ET) until 3 p.m.
(ET). WBZ-TV, now a partner of the Boston Athletic Association for 28
years, will be the only local television station providing live
VERSUS will once again televise the Boston Marathon for the fourth
consecutive year. The telecast will air from 9:30 a.m. (ET) to 12:30 p.m.
(ET), making the Boston Marathon the only road race in the United States to
have a complete, live, national telecast.
The 2008 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008, Patriots'
Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The race will begin with the
Elite Women's Start at 9:35 a.m.
"We're excited to once again partner with WBZ-TV and VERSUS to make the
Boston Marathon the only U.S. road race to air live, wire-to-wire, locally
and nationally," said Guy Morse, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic
Association. "Boston is one of the most prestigious races in the world, so
it's fitting to have such respected outlets as television partners so that
our race can be enjoyed by fans around Boston and across the country on