FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Universal Sports to Provide LIVE Multiplatform
Coverage of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Network also to feature LIVE webcast of IAAF World Half Marathon
Championships from Rio on Oct. 12
Universal Sports will provide LIVE coverage of the Bank of America Chicago
Marathon on Sunday, October 12 at 9 a.m. ET. Fans worldwide can tune-in to
UniversalSports.com and Universal Sports TV where presenting title sponsor
Bank of America and associate sponsor MarathonGuide.com will bring together
the world's top marathon runners to compete head-to-head in this coveted
race. In addition, Universal Sports will also offer an exclusive webcast of
the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon attracts elite athletes from all over
the world to run a 26.2-mile route known to be one of the fastest courses
in the five marathon majors. Ethiopian favorite Berhane Adere, two-time
women's champion, will attempt to win her third race in a row, setting a
new world record. Defending Kenyan champion Patrick Ivuti along with
compatriots William Kipsang and Emmanuel Mutai are also slated to compete.
Running enthusiasts can visit the marathon section on UniversalSports.com
for breaking news, video highlights, special features, photo galleries and
more. Universal Sports will also feature "Marathon Madness," a bonus
section with extra marathon news and coverage.
Please note the Bank of America Chicago Marathon webcast will be available
worldwide, except for the Chicago area as NBC5 is providing local live web
and broadcast coverage.
WHAT: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 9:00 a.m. ET
7:00 p.m. ET (repeat - TV only)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 7:45 a.m. ET
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 12
TV: Universal Sports Television Network*
*Visit UniversalSports.com for availability of the Universal Sports Network
in local TV markets