In between January and March US Olympic Marathon 2020 Trials for women’s and men’s marathon will be held on the same day.
2020 Olympic Games event will select three men and three women who will represent the United States in Tokyo.
Already 4 bids ware submited and the winner of the bid will be announced by USA Track & Field at the end of March 2018.
Final bids are due March 19.
USATF CEO Max Siegel wrote in a press release that – “To have four new bidders for the Olympic Trials Marathon speaks to the attractiveness of the property and the support for our increasingly successful American marathon corps”.
USATF technical director and National Office staff, comprised of the chairs of the USATF Women’s and Men’s Long Distance Running Committees,A USATF site selection committee,a USATF Athletes Advisory Committee representative will review and assess all bids.
2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Bidders :
Rich Kenah said – Atlanta is a city with an Olympic legacy and an Olympic future.
An another statement Atlanta Track Club’s executive director said – This is a place where national champions are crowned.
The Main event of College Football Playoff National Championship to the 2019 Super Bowl and now possibly the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon, fan of the sports world know they can count on Atlanta to host world-class events for our country’s best athletes.
The officials commeity of Chattanooga have submitted a letter of intent stating the city plans to bid to host the 2020
U.S. Olympic Team Trials marathon.
Chattanooga Sports Committee President Tim Morgan said – We’re at the very beginning stages,there’s a lot of work to be done and the event will compliment a growing list of national and international sporting events in the city.
History of Austin is vying with three other cities to be host to the trials, which were in Houston in 2012 and Los Angeles in 2016.
Stage of the marathon has been included in every Olympics since the modern-day competition was revived in Greece in 1896.
Austin Marathon has been run every year since 1992. In 2016 event More than 17,000 participated,which also had a half marathon and a 5-kilometer race. Schedules for this year’s marathon, which is produced by High Five Events, is set for Feb 18.
The city’s bid probably will feature the current 26.2-mile Austin Marathon course, which stretches south from 45th Street to Ben White Boulevard.
4th number of submitter Orlando
12 jan 2018 Friday USATF announced that Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida, have all entered bids to host the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon.
In the history of olympic trials None of the four cities have hosted before.Mirroring the process from 2016 and 2012, the men’s and women’s races will take place on the same day in the beginning of the year.
In the last editons Los Angeles hosted the Trials in the 2016 and Houston staged the race in 2012.Comformation for Mt. SAC in Walnut, California, they has already been named the host for the 2020 Olympic Track and Field Trials.
The final bids are due on March 19 with a decision on the ultimate host coming later in the spring.