U.S. Olympic marathon trials 2024: TV channel, live stream, start time to watch qualifying for Paris Olympics

The 2024 Paris Olympics are almost upon us, which means assembling athletes for the United States team is beginning. 

The U.S. Olympic marathon trials will take place Saturday in Orlando, Fla., featuring some of the country’s best endurance athletes. 

To qualify for the Olympic marathon team, the U.S. will take the top three finishers from each qualifying race. The Paris Olympic standard this season is 2:08:10 for men and 2:26:50 for women. 

To reach the qualifying race, men had to run at least 2:18 in the marathon or 1:03 in the half marathon leading up to the trials. For women, they needed a 2:37 or 1:12 mark, respectively. 

In the last Olympic cycle, Galen Rupp won the trials, running 2:09:20 in Atlanta. Jacob Riley and Abdi Abdirahman qualified alongside Rupp. 

Aliphine Tuliamuk took the U.S. women’s crown last time, finishing the marathon in 2:27:23. Molly Seidel and Sally Kipyego qualified with her in 2020. 

At the Tokyo Games, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won his second career Olympic marathon race, finishing in 2:08:38. Peres Jepchirchir, who also ran for Kenya, won the Tokyo women’s marathon in 2:27:20, taking the gold, while Seidel brought the bronze medal back to the U.S.

Who will represent the men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic team for the marathon?

Here is everything you need to know about the 2024 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, including television and streaming options. 

What time are the Olympic U.S. marathon trials?

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
  • Time: 10:10 a.m. ET 

The U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic trial marathon race will start this Saturday, Feb. 3. The gun will go off for the men’s race at 10:10 a.m. ET. The women’s will start after the men’s race at 10:20 a.m. ET. 

The race will take place in Orlando, Fla., close to Lake Eola Park. The course is a 2.2-mile loop followed by an three 8-mile loops to the finish line. It’s a flat course with long straights, so optimism remains for quick times. 

What channel are the Olympic U.S. marathon trials on?

  • TV Channel: NBC (delayed)
  • Stream: Peacock, Fubo

A live broadcast for the marathon trials will live on Peacock and the NBC Sports app from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. NBC will have a tape-delayed telecast beginning at 12 p.m. ET. 

You can stream NBC’s coverage on Fubo. Start your free trial today. 

U.S. Olympic marathon trials 2024 top contenders

Here are the top five marathon times for the men’s race heading into the U.S. Olympic trials.

Name Age Qualifying Time
Conner Mantz 27 2:07:47
Clayton Young 28 2:08:00
Galen Rupp 37 2:08:48
Sam Chelanga 38 2:08:50
Scott Fauble 32 2:08:52

Here are the top five marathon times for the women’s race heading into the U.S. Olympic trials.

Name Age Qualifying Time
Emily Sisson 32 2:18:29
Keira D’Amato 39 2:19:12
Betsy Saina 35 2:21:40
Sara Hall 40 2:22:10
Molly Seidel 29 2:23:07

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