Fans can watch the race in its entirety when the upcoming 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon is webcast and televised nationally. The webcast will be available on NBCSports.com/marathon on Sunday, April 20. Additionally, a 60-minute highlights show will air on MSNBC on Sunday, April 27.
The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, and will be run on a unique multi-loop course in downtown Boston and Cambridge. The race will feature more than 100 of the top female marathoners in America vying for a chance to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. Among the athletes entered in the field are 2004 Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor, 1984 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Joan Samuelson, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon champion Colleen De Reuck.
The live webcast on April 20 will begin at 8:00 a.m. NBC Sports commentator Al Trautwig and 10-time NCAA All-American Ed Eyestone will provide commentary for the wire-to-wire coverage.
MSNBC will broadcast a one-hour highlights show on Sunday, April 27 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET, with analysis by Trautwig and Eyestone. The one-hour show will be the first episode in a series highlighting a number of Olympic Trials events leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games in August.
The Olympic Trials online and over-the-air broadcast is a joint production of the USOC, Boston Athletic Association, NBC Sports and USA Track & Field.