Paul Merca 5m · Orlando will host the US Olympic Marathon Trials! INDIANAPOLIS – Orlando will play host to the 2024 U. S. Olympic Team Trials — Marathon, USATF and the USOPC announced today. Held on February 3, 2024, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon 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. “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.” On behalf of City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Jon and Betsy Hughes and the incredible team at Track Shack, and our Chairman of the Board at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Sharon Line Clary, we are thrilled to be awarded the 2024 Marathon Trials which will send three men and three women to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Thank you to USATF and the USOPC for selecting Orlando”, said Jason Siegel, President and CEO, Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “As happy as we are for our regional community, we take even more pleasure in the fact that Betsy and Jon will have an opportunity to produce this event celebrating downtown Orlando on an international stage. For 45 years they have been the gold standard producing and operating running events across the United States and abroad. We are beyond confident that our leadership team, local organizing committee, and community, in partnership with USATF and the USOPC, will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners and running enthusiasts visiting the City Beautiful from around the globe.” Orlando is the first Florida city to be awarded the event. This will mark the 15th time the men's marathon Trials have been held, with the first at Alamosa, Colorado, in August 1968. It will be the 11th time the women's marathon team has been selected in a Trials event. The inaugural women's marathon Trials were held at Olympia, Washington, in May 1984. It is also the longest period ever between a Trials marathon and the Olympic Games marathon. Details regarding television and prize money will be released at a later date.
Having trouble with the quote function, but the statement's line about this being the longest period between a Trials marathon and the Olympic marathon can't be right, can it? The trials race for 2008 was in November 2007. Or am I reading this wrong?