Each Olympics yearn to table the best experience for the athletes and the spectators alike. But the Paris 2024 Olympic Games organizers have probably gone a step ahead and make sure that the general public would now crave more about the Games.
On Thursday, the 2024 organizing committee revealed its innovative decision to the people: let them be the partaker, by participating in the Olympic marathon.
Paris 2024 organizers said Thursday they will stage a mass participation marathon on the same day as the elite event “on the same course and in the same conditions as the Olympic athletes,” the organizing committee said.
For the very first time ever, Olympic sporting events will be open TO YOU! #Paris2024 revolutionizes Games' history. Become an actor instead of a spectator ! Participate in the Marathon, or other races, just like the Olympians, same day, same conditions.#YourTurnToPlaypic.twitter.com/xEVLw8Kv6I
Paris organisers also announced that members of the public will be able to run the marathon course on the same day as the event, after the Olympic race.
This is a truly ambitious approach by offering everyone a chance to enjoy the Games experience in person where an opportunity for the public has been provided to take part in events such as the marathon, in the same conditions as those experienced by the Olympic athletes.
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