I have exciting news to share: U.S.A. Track & Field has chosen Los Angeles to host the 2016 Olympic trials marathon.
L.A. has a long and rich history of hosting the greatest sports events in the world. We’ve held two Olympic Games here, including the first ever Women’s Olympic marathon in 1984. That memorable race inspired the creation of the annual L.A. marathon, which remains one of the world's premier races. Now, the 2016 Olympic trials cement our city's place at the pinnacle of the sport.
Many talented track and field athletes have already competed in our city, including Joan Benoit, Carl Lewis, Edwin Moses, and Babe Didrickson, and we’re looking forward to introducing the next generation of Olympic hopefuls to our thriving city. All Angelenos should be excited for what will be a world-class event that will showcase the best of L.A. and the best of athletic achievement.