Unlocking the Excitement: Chicago Marathon 2023 – Watch, Schedule, Star Athletes, and Beyond

Unlocking the Excitement: Chicago Marathon 2023 – Watch, Schedule, Star Athletes, and Beyond

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The Chicago Marathon 2023 is all set to take place on October 8, 2023. It’s the 45th edition of this annual marathon, and more than 45,000 runners will hit the streets of Chicago, Illinois on that Sunday.

This marathon is a big deal. It’s one of the world’s major marathons, part of the exclusive club known as the “World Major Marathons,” and it holds the prestigious Platinum Label Marathon title. The route for the Chicago Marathon will kick off and finish at Grand Park.

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Where can you watch theĀ  Chicago Marathon 2023 ?

Here’s the lowdown on where to catch the action, no matter where you are:

In the USA: You can tune in to the 2023 Chicago Marathon on the NBC Chicago 24/7 website. The race will also be broadcasted on NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and NBC Sports Chicago, with coverage available in both English and Spanish.

In the UK: Viewers can enjoy the marathon live on Discovery Plus.

In Australia: Folks Down Under can watch the marathon live on Flo Track.

In Spain: If you’re in Spain, you can catch the marathon on RTVE.

For those watching from other parts of the world, you can stream the marathon live on nbcchicago.com, nbcsportschicago.com, and telemundochicago.com.

Here’s the schedule for the 2023 Chicago Marathon:

Marathon Wheelchair Start (men): 7:20 a.m.
Marathon Wheelchair Start (women): 7:21 a.m.
Marathon Handcycle Start: 7:23 a.m.
Marathon Wave 1 Start: 7:30 a.m.
Marathon Wave 2 Start: 8:00 a.m.
Marathon Wave 3 Start: 8:35 a.m.
All these times are according to Central Time.

Now, let’s talk about some of the star athletes to keep an eye on in the 2023 Chicago Marathon.

Benson Kipruto, who impressively won last year’s marathon with a time of 2:04:24, is back to defend his title. He’s from Kenya and is a force to be reckoned with. Another Kenyan, Kelvin Kiptum, who secured the top spot at the London Marathon not too long ago, will also be in the mix.

On the women’s side, Ruth Chepng’etich, who clocked an incredible 2:14:18 to win last year’s marathon, is ready to defend her title. She’s the third-fastest marathoner ever. Her competition includes Dutch athlete Siffan Hassan, who made her marathon debut in London and walked away with the title, posting an impressive time of 2:18:33.

So, mark your calendars for October 8, 2023, and get ready to witness an exciting day of running at the 2023 Chicago Marathon!


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