By Daria Belov
Marathon Season is kicking off this weekend as Universal Sports has LIVE coverage this Sunday of the 2010 NYC Half Marathon and 2010 LA Marathon. The NYC Half Marathon brings together some of the great Marathon runners in preparation for the spring Marathon Season. Haile Gebrselassie and Deena Kastor look to lead the Elite Men and Women through the streets of New York City. Coverage begins on the Universal Sports Network at 7:30am EDT.
First on the East Coast, with live Marathon coverage beginning at 7:30 AM Eastern time, the 90 minute live broadcast will feature the men’s and women’s professional race. You can watch it via TV on Universal Sports TV or streamed live via the Internet on UniversalSports.com.
The 2010 New York City Half Marathon course takes runners through the heart of the city, into Times Square, with a finish in lower Manhattan. The course begins on Central Park’s East drive at 94th St. and makes a complete clockwise loop around the park. Landmarks include Times Square and a run down 42nd St., with the race continuing along the Hudson River waterfront on West Street to lower Manhattan. The 2010 NYC Half Marathon finish line is on West Street, just South of Chambers St.
Then an hour after the conclusion of the Half Marathon in New York City, Universal Sports will be broadcasting the 25th running of the Los Angeles Marathon. Please note: KTLA will have live TV coverage in the Los Angeles DMA and Universal Sports will have live coverage everywhere else. This year, the route will take 25,000 competitors from Dodger Stadium to the beaches of Santa Monica. This course will be extremely fast.
The race from the Stadium to the Sea begins at Dodger Stadium near Echo Park with a course that passes through downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, West Los Angeles, and a finish line at the beach in Santa Monica California. This race from Los Angeles to the beaches of Santa Monica includes many sites to be experienced. Major landmarks along the way include Olvera Street, Los Angeles City Hall, Dorothy Chandler Music Center, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Historic Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier, and others.
For the Los Angeles Marathon, there’s a finish line party with music, food and fun, taking place on the beach next to the Santa Monica pier. Spectators will be able to join with runners in celebration of those accomplishing the completion of the 26.2 mile race through Los Angeles.
Universal Sports Network (TV & Online)
Event: 2010 NYC Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, March 21
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am EDT
Event: 2010 LA Marathon
Date: Sunday, March 21
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00pm EDT
If you’re watching the broadcasts live, New York City Half Marathon Elites and Los Angeles Marathon Elite Runners are the ones to keep close attention on. The races go fast, and leads can change regularly throughout the races. All the best to those running the East Coast or the West Coast on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
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