This is a first in the Olympic Games story… The Olympic Committee has announced they will open the registrations to the marathon for Paris 2024 to everyone, offering the chance to anyone – professional or not – to try their hands and maybe win a medal.
“It’s a big step towards our ambition for unique Games” Organization Committee chairman Tony Estanguet explains. He adds in a press release that “several race formats will be available allowing to everyone – no matter their level – to live the unique experience of the Olympic Games out.”
A challenge that may not be the only one open to everyone since the organization committee currently works with international federations and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) the possibility to extend this idea to other sports. Yet, in terms of organization and registration, nothing has been revealed or announced so far. However, to take part in this Olympic contest, you’ll have to get your trainers out and your sport outfit on and start your training now if you want to have the luck to face the best amateur marathon runners… And the weather is beautiful, so no more excuses… Let’s run, friends!
Pour la première fois de l'histoire de l'Olympisme, #Paris2024 vous permettra de courir le #Marathon le même jour, dans les mêmes conditions que vos athlètes Olympiques. Une expérience unique dans une vie qui vous marquera ! ?♀️?♂️?♀️?♂️?♀️?♂️?♀️?♂️?♀️?♂️ pic.twitter.com/WNtNtsn8O2— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) 21 février 2019
Tweet reads: For the first time in the history of the Olympism, #Paris2024 will allow you to run the #Marathon the same day, under the same conditions as your Olympic athletes. A unique experience in your life that will leave its mark on you.