The 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon goes on Sunday, and running fans around the world can watch it live, exclusively on CBCSports.ca.
Coverage begins at 8:15 a.m. ET, with the race starting at 8:45 a.m. ET. The live stream will run for six hours, allowing viewers to watch elite and recreational runners alike cross the finish line.
Veteran track and field voice Tim Hutchings and Canadian Running magazine editor Michael Doyle will call the action.
“It’s going to be a top-quality broadcast in terms of production and content,” said race director Alan Brookes. "I think we’ll have some great races, some great stories, and the broadcast will carry our event across Canada and around the world -- no geo-blocking."
“We’re trying to promote our sport, promote our city, as well as our event. And so the more people see it, the better. It’s great to think folks will be watching it from Nunavut to Nairobi, from Ecuador to Ethiopia.”
Hutchings sees a strong field, and thinks there is a chance the course record of 2:07.58, held by Kenya's Kenneth Mungara, could be broken.
“[Ethiopia's] Deressa Chimsa, a 2:05 guy, is running, and that is very exciting because a bad day for a 2:05 guy should be 2:08,” Hutchings said. “It always comes back to conditions, which are always critical. If the weather is good there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see a course record."