Runners compete in the Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Olympic Track & Field

All track & field finals for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games will be held during the evening sessions (some finals had been held in the morning during the 2016 and 2020 Olympics). The marathons will remain in the morning, though the men’s marathon will no longer be held on the final day of the Games, as had been tradition. That honor for the first time will go to the women’s marathon, which will be held on August 11.

Photo over a man swimming in open water. Image by Anja from Pixabay.

World Aquatics Championships – Mixed 4x1500m

Unlike swimming competitions in the pool, Open Water Swimming competitions take place over long distances in natural bodies of water such as the open ocean, rivers and lakes. The competition distances for Fukuoka 2023 are 5 km and 10 km as well as the 6km team relay (4x1500m). Affected by natural conditions, Open Water Swimming is a grueling discipline that requires knowledge and experience as well as technique.