2024 Marathon Trials

Ali on the Run Show Episode 696: My 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon Weekend Recap

Seeing how many people flew down to Florida on a random weekend in February to cheer for total strangers… How cool is that?!

I had the best weekend in Orlando at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon — running around Lake Eola with friends, attending the elite athlete press conference, hosting a Best Running Friends meetup, going on shakeout runs, and, of course, cheering for all of the runners during Saturday’s race. This is my recap from the weekend.


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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why I went to the Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando (1:00)
  • Friday: a morning run, wise words from Deena Kastor, the elite athlete press conference, an impromptu Best Running Friends meetup, a shakeout run, and a weird sushi dinner (9:00)
  • Saturday: race day! (34:10)
  • Final takeaways (51:50)

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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