MEN to live broadcast marathon

The 2018 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be broadcast live to tens of thousands of viewers thanks to a partnership with MEN Media.

MEN to live broadcast marathon

Event organisers Xtra Mile Events have teamed up with MEN Media to livestream the race on .

The livestream will commence from 8:30AM on the day featuring pre-recorded footage, live interviews as well as the start of the race at 9AM.

Further livestream action will capture runners on the course, while the finish line static camera will start broadcasting from 11:10AM to capture the first finishers and post-race interviews.

Runners at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be able to urge friends and family who are watching from home to tune into to see them complete their race.

Nick Rusling, CEO of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this groundbreaking partnership with MEN to livestream the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in April.

“The portal is the biggest regional news website in the UK which makes it an excellent home for the truly thrilling event coverage we expect to produce with our partners, AWOL Media Productions.

“We look forward to working with MEN to ensure the flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon can be seen by viewers across the region and beyond.”

Rob Irvine, Editor-in-chief of MEN Media, said: “This is a truly exciting and revolutionary project as we believe this is the first time a regional media group will be broadcasting a live UK marathon.

“While thousands of spectators will be lining the streets of Trafford and Manchester to cheer on the runners, our livestreaming of the event will allow thousands of viewers from across the UK and around the world the opportunity to shout at their laptops, iPads and mobiles as they support their friends and family in this world-class, fast and friendly marathon.”

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is organised by Xtra Mile Events in partnership with Trafford Council.