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Posted: March 15, 2013  

Athletics: Universal Sports To Air Coverage of the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon This Sunday, March 18

Network Announces April “Marathon-A-Thon” Programming Highlighted by the Legendary Boston Marathon

Los Angeles (March 14, 2013) - Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports events, will air the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon this Sunday, March 18, at 3 PM ET. The network’s exclusive national TV coverage will showcase the 26.2-mile race featuring 24,000 runners traversing from stadium to sea, as they run from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Ocean. The course has been certified by USA Track & Field and serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

The Network also announced it will present its first “Marathon-A-Thon” highlighted by its exclusive LIVE national coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, starting at 9:30 AM ET. During the month of April, endurance sports fans can watch encore presentations of the world’s elite runners competing in the world’s best marathons every Monday from 8 PM to 2 AM ET. In addition, April’s Marathon-A-Thon features the 2013 Paris, Rotterdam and London races, and 30 hours of classic Boston Marathons prior to the 117th running of the city’s epic event starting Saturday, April 13, at 8 PM ET.

“We are thrilled to be the exclusive national television broadcaster for the ASICS LA Marathon and upcoming Boston Marathon,” said Dean Walker, SVP, Production of Universal Sports. “Our Marathon-A-Thon programming during the month of April offers compelling world-class events for fans and those who compete in endurance sports.”

Universal Sports Network Broadcast Schedule: 2013 Marathon-A-Thon
All times ET – Subject to change

Date Time Event
Mon., April 1 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2013 Tokyo Marathon
Mon., April 1 10:00 PM – 12:30 AM 2013 ASICS LA Marathon
Mon., April 1 12:30 – 2:30 AM 2013 Tokyo Marathon
Sun., April 7 2:30 – 5:00 AM LIVE 2013 Paris Marathon+
Mon., April 8 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2013 Paris Marathon
Mon., April 8 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM 2013 Tokyo Marathon
Mon., April 8 12:00 – 2:00 AM 2013 Paris Marathon
Sun., April 14 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 2013 Rotterdam Marathon+
Mon., April 15 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM LIVE 2013 Boston Marathon*+
Mon., April 15 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2013 Boston Marathon
Mon., April 15 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM 2013 Rotterdam Marathon
Mon., April 15 12:00 – 2:00 AM 2013 Boston Marathon
Sun., April 21 4:00 – 6:30 AM LIVE 2013 Virgin London Marathon*+
Mon., April 22 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2013 London Marathon
Mon., April 22 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM 2013 Boston Marathon
Mon., April 22 12:00 – 2:00 AM 2013 London Marathon
Mon., April 29 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2013 Paris Marathon
Mon., April 29 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM 2013 Rotterdam Marathon
Mon., April 29 12:00 – 2:00 AM 2013 Boston Marathon

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* World Marathon Major
+ Premiere

About Universal Sports

Universal Sports Network, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit

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