Watch 'Countdown to the Starting Line,' a preview of the TCS NYC Marathon, Saturday on Channel 7

Join Liz Cho and David Novarro for a half-hour special previewing the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon, "Countdown to the Starting Line."

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Countdown to the Starting Line
Join Liz Cho and David Novarro for a half-hour special previewing the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4 for a half-hour special previewing the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon, "Countdown to the Starting Line," hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Liz Cho and David Novarro.

Our special is an exclusive look at what you need to know before runners take their marks at the TCS New York City Marathon.

The special will air late night following Eyewitness News on Channel 7. Liz and David have pre-race highlights and a preview of the excitement leading up to this New York City event where tens of thousands of runners from all over the world converge on the Big Apple. It's been called "New York's biggest block party."

Joining Liz and David will be Eyewitness News meteorologist Brittany Bell with a look at the iconic five-borough course. Sports anchor Ryan Field has reports on which top runners to look for, and sports anchor Sam Ryan will have an update on the exciting Wheelchair Division this year.

The program features the grandchildren of two Black men who helped change marathon history forever with their groundbreaking approach to running. The men are part of a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society called "Running for Civil Rights."

Also highlighted is a refugee from Ukraine who's now a teacher on Staten Island. She's running the marathon and uses lessons she learns from running to teach her kids.

Viewers will hear from several ABC News anchors and reporters running the marathon as a relay race, including Deborah Roberts, Jonathan Karl and Linsey Davis. They're raising money for Team For Kids, a New York Road Runners group that encourages children to be active and start running.

New York Road Runners CEO Rob Simmelkjaer is interviewed about the historic changes to this year's medal for race finishers.

Plus, learn how this year's marathon will be the most technologically advanced race in the world, and get a sneak peek at amazing tech along the course.

Discover more coverage of the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon here and tune in Sunday starting at 7:00 a.m. on Channel 7 for coverage of the race.


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