Orlando, Florida, will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in marathon, it was announced today by USA Track and Field and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
The trials will be held on February 3, 2024, with the top three finishers in the male and female races who have met qualifying performance standards to be selected for the 2024 Olympic squad.
“We look forward to a fantastic marathon on the streets of Orlando in selecting USATF’s first six 2024 Olympians,” said USA Track and Field Chief Executive Officer Max Siegel. “The competition is the culmination of months of preparation on their Journeys to Gold and we’re excited to see great competition and fast times.”
Orlando is the first Florida city to be awarded the event. This will mark the 15th time the men’s marathon trials have been held, with the first at Alamosa, Colorado, in August 1968. It will be the 11th time the women’s marathon team has been selected in a Trials event. The inaugural women’s trials were held at Olympia, Washington, in May 1984.
“On behalf of city of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Jon and Betsy Hughes and the incredible team at Track Shack, and our Chairman of the Board at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Sharon Line Clary, we are thrilled to be awarded the 2024 Marathon Trials which will send three men and three women to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris,” said Jason Siegel, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “As happy as we are for our regional community, we take even more pleasure in the fact that Betsy and Jon will have an opportunity to produce this event celebrating downtown Orlando on an international stage. For 45 years they have been the gold standard producing and operating running events across the United States and abroad. We are beyond confident that our leadership team, local organizing committee and community, in partnership with USATF and the USOPC, will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners and running enthusiasts.”