How to watch 2019 New York Marathon: live stream the race from anywhere

Boasting a stacked elite field of athletes, 50,000 long-distance runners will hit the streets of all five boroughs of New York City for one of the world’s most iconic road races. Read on to find out how you can get a New York Marathon live stream, no matter where you are in the world. 

This year marks the 49th staging of the event, with one of the strongest ever fields of runners taking part, which includes Olympians and defending champions.

2019 New York Marathon – when and where?

The New York Marathon takes place over a 26.2 mile route across the city, on Sunday, November 3.

The race starts at 8.30am local time, with the wheelchair division, starting at 9.20am ET, pro women starting out at 9.50am ET and finally the pro men at 11am.

The marathon begins on the Staten Island side of the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge before winding its way through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. Runners then head back into Manhattan before crossing the finish line in Central Park.

In the men’s race, defending champion Lelisa Desisa returns after world championship gold in Doha last month. The Ethiopian finished last year’s NY marathon in a stunning time of 2:05:59, the second-fastest finish in the race’s history.

Meanwhile in the women’s race, Kenya’s Mary Keitany will be chasing her fifth New York City Marathon title. Keitany recorded the second-fastest time in event history, when she covered the course in 2:22:48, and comes into this year’s race off the back of a fifth-place finish at the London Marathon and a fourth-place finish in the Great North Run in September.

As you can imagine the 2019 New York Marathon will be live streamed for the world to enjoy and this guide will help you find the best way to watch the race from anywhere you happen to be on the planet.

How to live stream the New York Marathon from outside your country

We’ll tell you about your US and UK options below, but you’ll likely hit a bump in the road if you find yourself abroad and try to watch a New York Marathon live stream. Broadcasters geo-block coverage.

But by using a VPN and changing your IP address…