Running for the Gold

Last updated on November 21, 2022

Earlier this month, USA Track & Field (USATF) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) made the exciting announcement that Orlando will play host city to the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials. Being held on February 3, 2024, this will be the selection event for the USATF Team at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The top three female and male place finishers in the Olympic Trials who have met qualifying performance standards will self-select for the 2024 USATF Olympic squad. 

Not only will this be Orlando’s first time hosting the trials, but this is also the first time a Florida city has been awarded this honor.  

Jason Siegel, president and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, said this event will celebrate downtown Orlando on an international stage. 

“We look forward to a fantastic marathon on the streets of Orlando in selecting USATF’s first six 2024 Olympians,” said USATF CEO 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.” 

“On behalf of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, I offer congratulations to the city of Orlando for being selected to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials – Marathon and look forward to celebrating this great event on the road to Paris 2024 with the athletes, fans, and our partners at USATF,” said USOPC CEO, Sarah Hirshland. “As the pathway for making Team USA, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials stand out as remarkable sporting events, and we have no doubt Orlando will welcome our elite runners and put on a world-class event.” 

We look forward to hosting America’s best runners in our community for coveted spots on the U.S. Olympic team.  


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