ESPN extends commitment to New York Marathon

New York Road Runners, organiser of the New York City Marathon, has extended its rights deals with US sports broadcaster ESPN and local partner WABC-TV.

WABC-TV and ESPN have been home to the US broadcast of the world’s largest marathon since 2013 and the new deal will now run through to the 2022 event.

The 2018 race will take place on November 4 and will be broadcast live on WABC-TV in the New York City Tri-state area, nationwide on ESPN2, and globally through various international broadcast partners. The race will be made available to over 650 million homes in 176 countries around the world.

Michael Capiraso, president and chief executive of New York Road Runners, said: “As we move on to the next chapter in the partnership, our goal is to take the world’s greatest storytelling event to an even wider audience, particularly the young people who are so important to our mission.”