2020 Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist Molly Seidel Withdraws From Upcoming Olympic Trials This Weekend

Molly Seidel, the surprise bronze medalist from the last Olympic Marathon in Tokyo, announced via Instagram that she is withdrawing from the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials taking place this Saturday, February 3. Seidel was one of the favorites coming into the weekend with the fifth-fastest qualification time of 2:23:07, which she achieved at the … Read more

Joan Benoit Samuelson And Frank Shorter Discuss The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Joan Benoit Samuelson and Frank Shorter are the only two runners to have won BOTH the U.S. Olympic Trials and the subsequent Olympic Marathon. They recently spoke together on the podcast “Running: State of the Sport” hosted by Amby Burfoot and George Hirsch. Here is a condensed and edited version of their comments, presented with permission. Burfoot … Read more

The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Winners Are getting a Big Payday

In an exciting announcement for athletes participating in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, USA Track and Field (USATF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) recently revealed that the prize money for the event will total an impressive $600,000.  This marks a significant increase from the prize money awarded in the 2020 Trials and aligns … Read more

Breaking Down the Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials Start List

The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials are set for Saturday, Feb. 3 in Orlando. And although the official Trials website provides individual athlete pages, there was no simple way to scan or search the complete list of Trials entrants. So we decided to build one. We also compiled a nifty chart showing where each runner qualified … Read more

Meet The Women Running In The Most Diverse U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials In History

Scheduled for Feb. 3 in Orlando, Florida, the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon boasts a remarkable assembly of 160 women, forming the most exclusive and talented field in American women’s marathon history.  This reduction from the 2020 participant count of over 450 is attributed to the heightened qualifying standards of 2:37:00 for the full marathon … Read more

Here’s How Athletes Get From The 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials To The Olympic Games Marathon

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. The US Olympic Marathon Trials are closing in. With the gun going off on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 10 am local time, … Read more

Your Complete Guide To The 2024 Olympic Marathon Qualification

With the 2024 Paris Olympics just around the corner, many athletes will be lining up at early season races for one final shot at qualifying for the games. As you’ve been watching races or reading race reports over the last year, you’ve probably heard some confusing terms or phrases surrounding the Olympic qualification process, such … Read more

World Athletics Head Seb Coe Upholds Ban of Russian and Belarusian Track and Field Athletes at 2024 Paris Olympics

In a bold and unwavering stance, World Athletics President Sebastian (Seb) Coe has reaffirmed the governing body’s decision to maintain the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in track and field competitions at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.  Coe is a former middle-distance track runner representing the United Kingdom in international competitions. As … Read more