NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com and MediaZone to Broadcast ING New York City Marathon Weekend
and NBCOlympics.com, in conjunction with online sports broadcaster MediaZone,
will provide LIVE online coverage of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s
New York City
on Saturday, November 3 and the 2007 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday,
November 4. All the latest marathon action can be accessed at NBCSports.com/marathon
kicks off on Saturday as the top American male athletes compete for the chance
to represent the
Beijing next summer with LIVE streaming coverage of the
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s
The race is set to begin at
Center and will be
streamed in its entirety for FREE via the Web. The start of the race will be
broadcast LIVE nationally on NBC’s “The Today Show” at 7:35 a.m. ET.
This marks the first time ever that an Olympic Trials event is available LIVE
Olympics and NBCOlympics.com are excited to broadcast the 2008 U.S. Olympic
Team Trials for the Men’s
Marathon – the
first-ever LIVE streaming of a U.S. Olympic Trials event. Over the next year,
NBCOlympics.com will continue to cover the Road to Beijing with news, scores
and results, feature reporting and LIVE streaming video,” said Perkins
Miller, senior VP, Digital Media, NBC Sports & Olympics.
Marathon Sunday, the world will then watch as some of the
world’s legendary distance runners compete for over $2 million in prize money
at the 38th running of the ING New York City Marathon. As a special highlight,
the female winner of the inaugural World Marathon Majors crown and the chance
to win an additional $500,000 prize will also be decided in
New York. The online broadcast will begin at
9:30 a.m. ET, and is set to include LIVE chat features, commentary when
watching On Demand and a three-hour world feed.
continues to provide sought after events and the most dynamic and interactive
consumer experience in online sports. Last year’s first-ever LIVE Internet
broadcast of the ING New York City Marathon was a groundbreaking event, and
this year’s Marathon weekend coverage should build on this success, offering
expanded coverage and features that can’t be found anywhere else,” said
Chris Ott, sports director, MediaZone.
and NBCOlympics.com are committed to delivering the best in LIVE broadband
sports and we are proud to continue our online coverage of the ING New York
City Marathon, one of the world’s greatest road races,” added Miller.
race is available LIVE online for only $4.99, while Saturday’s race will be
broadcast for FREE – both at NBCSports.com/marathon and NBCOlympics.com.
ON NBC SPORTS:
commentator Al Trautwig is joined by former Olympic long-distance runner Lynn
Jennings, and veteran road-racing journalist Toni Reavis for highlights of the
Olympic Trials from Central Park in
York City. Coverage on NBC Sports can be seen on
Saturday, November 3 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. ET.
will broadcast highlights of the 2007 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday,
November 4 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., ET, hosted by NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts. The
broadcast will feature the 38th running of the 26.2-mile race seen by 2.5
million spectators as runners pace through
New York City’s
five boroughs and finish at Tavern on the Green in world-famous