Chattanooga is putting in a bid to host the 2020 Olympic Marathon team. (Photo: Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Chattanooga is one of four cities with plans to submit bids to host trials for the 2020 Olympic Marathon team.

“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,” The United States Track and Field CEO Max Siegel said in a prepared statement.

The other cities in the running are Atlanta, Orlando Florida, and Austin, Texas.


As was the case in 2012 in Houston and 2016 in Los Angeles, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s and men’s marathon will be contested on the same day early in the year, providing a focused, single-day showcase for the country’s top runners, according to a news release.

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