Orlando Named Destination to Host US Olympic Trials – SportsEvents Magazine

Orlando Named Destination to Host US Olympic Trials - SportsEvents Magazine

ORLANDO, Florida–Together with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, the City of Orlando and Orange County, Track Shack is thrilled to announce that Orlando will be the host city for the 2024 United States Olympic Team Trials – Marathon.

Trials will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in downtown Orlando, where America’s best runners will compete for coveted spots on the US Olympic team. The top three men and top three women who meet the qualifying standards will represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in Paris.

Riders from all over the country will arrive in Orlando but only six will leave in Team USA jackets.

“We look forward to a great marathon through the streets of Orlando to select the top six USATF Olympians of 2024,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “The competition is the culmination of months of preparation on their journeys to gold and we are excited to see great competition and fast times.”

“On behalf of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, I congratulate the City of Orlando for being selected to host the 2024 US Olympic Trials Marathon and I look forward to celebrating this great event on the road to Paris 2024 with athletes, fans, and our USATF partners,” said Sarah Hirshland, CEO of USOPC. our elite riders and will stage a world-class event.”

“On behalf of City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Jon and Betsy Hughes and the incredible Track Shack team, and our Greater Orlando Sports Commission Chairman of the Board, Sharon Line Clary, we are thrilled to receive the 2024 marathon trials that will send three men and three women to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Thank you USATF and USOPC for choosing Orlando,” said Jason Siegel, President and CEO , Greater Orlando Sports Commission.“As happy as we are for our regional community, we are even more pleased that Betsy and Jon have the opportunity to produce this event that celebrates downtown Orlando on an international stage.For 45 years they have been the gold standard for producing and managing racing events in the United States and abroad.We are beyond confident that our leadership team, organizing committee local and community, in partnership with USATF and USOPC, will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners and running enthusiasts who visit the beautiful city from around the globe.”

“We are honored that Orlando is the first city in Florida to host the US Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. Central Florida has a rich history of developing Olympic-caliber runners, including current and past U.S. World Champions and Olympic medalists,” said Jon Hughes, co-owner of Track Shack Events, part of the local organizing committee. “Ours team has assembled an all-star athlete advisory board that includes 1996 Olympic team marathon runner Keith Brantly, world champion gold medalist and Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Simpson, and 2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi who he now resides in Tampa. Together with these three amazing athletes and our supportive running community, we will create an epic Olympic Trials experience for everyone.”

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