Marathon To Start And Finish At Olympic Stadium

May 31, 2018 – The men’s and women’s marathon for Tokyo’s Olympics in 2020 will start and finish in the new Olympic stadium, which organizers say last happened in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

The organizing committee announced the course layout earlier today. It’s a flat route with an uphill finish leading to the new stadium that is still under construction.

Organizers said the original bid had the marathon scheduled to start at 7:30 am to avoid Tokyo’s summer heat and humidity. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya said a confirmed starting time was expected to be announced in July at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board.