The men’s Olympics marathon is traditionally held on thevery last day of competition, with the women’s race staged a day earlier. Both events started early in the morning to avoid the heat, with the women running on Saturday, August 7 and the men racing on Sunday, August 8. Here’s everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics marathon.
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When is the Olympic marathon and where is it held?
When is the Olympic marathon? The women鈥檚 race is scheduled for Aug. 7, and the men will run on Aug. 8, the final day of Olympic competition. Where will the Olympic marathon take place? While the bulk of the Olympic competition takes place in Tokyo, the marathon races will be staged in Sapporo, which is located 500 miles north of the host city.
What time does the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon start?
The men鈥檚 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games marathon race gets underway at the Odori Park, Sapporo, on Saturday 7 August 2021, at 6:00 pm US (EDT) and 3:00 pm US (PDT). The marathon starts at midnight CEST and 11:00 pm UK time.
Are ultramarathons an Olympic event?
Ultramarathons, which are neither Olympic nor IAAF events, are longer races based on a specific distance or an allotted time period for competition, such as a 12-hour race. 鈥?896 Olympics featured the first marathon.
When did women’s Marathon start in the Olympics?
While the men鈥檚 marathon has been a staple of the Olympicssince the first modern Games in 1896, women were not allowed to run the 26.2-mile race until the 1984 Summer Games, which were held in Los Angeles. Now both the men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 races are among the most anticipated events on the Olympic calendar.