How To Watch The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Here's how to live stream and follow the road to Paris.

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We’ll be on-site at the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials to bring you live updates beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, February 3. Find our live updates here on race morning.

What Time Does The Olympic Trials Broadcast Start, And How Can I Live Stream The Races?

The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials are slated for Saturday, Feb. 3. The men’s race will start at 10:10 a.m. ET and the women’s race will begin shortly after at 10:20 a.m. ET.

The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials will be broadcast live from Orlando, Fla., via Peacock, which will require a monthly subscription ($5.99), and that you are geolocated in the United States.

You can access Peacock here to live stream.

Flotrack will also being carrying the live stream (find it here), and should be an option for those outside of the United States. Of course, you will also need to pay for a subscription to access the stream.

The live broadcast is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. ET,  just before the gun goes off.

The men’s race begins at 10:10 a.m. ET.

The women’s race begins at 10:20 a.m. ET.

You can expect the first finishers from the men’s race to come in around 12:15 p.m. ET.

The NBC team will include veteran commentators Leigh Diffey (who did the 2020 Trials) and Lewis Johnson, along with retired marathoners Kara Goucher and Deena Kastor.

NBC will also broadcast the event. However, it will be on tape delay and won’t start until 12:00 p.m. ET.

Sara Hall will be an athlete to watch at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

What Should You Watch For?

The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials is the race where Team USA will name its marathon team for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.

In the women’s race, you’ll want to keep your eyes on the first three runners to cross the line. Provided they’ve run Olympic B standard (2:29:30) at or before the Trials, they’ve punched their ticket to Paris.

Some top contenders in the women’s race include Keira D’Amato, Sara Hall, Molly Seidel, and Lindsay Flanagan.

The men’s race is a bit more complicated with a few possible scenarios.

Currently, Team USA only has two spots on the start line in Paris.

So, you’ll want to keep your eyes on who the first two runners across the line are. Similar to the women, the first two men will have punched their ticket to Paris provided they’ve run Olympic B Standard (2:11:30) at or before the Trials.

The storyline for the men’s race doesn’t stop there, however.

You’ll want to keep the third-place runner in sight as well. Although the US doesn’t have that third spot quite yet, it is likely they will achieve it through World Athletics Rankings in May.

Should the US get that third spot, it will be given to the third-place runner from the Olympic Trials (again, provided they have run 2:11:30).

Another scenario is that Team USA earns another spot at the Olympics by running the A Standard at the Trials (2:08:10). Although this is unlikely, stranger things have happened at the Olympic Trials.

Some top contenders in the men’s race include Conner Mantz, Clayton Young, Galen Rupp, and CJ Albertson.

You can read our full guide to understand Olympic qualification from the US Olympic Marathon Trials here.

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Will Marathon Handbook Be Doing Any Live Coverage?

Yes, our team of editors and writers will be providing live updates, beginning about 30 minutes before the race and continuing through to the end of the men’s and women’s races. Follow our live updates for the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, February 3, right here on the site.

We’ll pin the live updates page to the top on race morning.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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