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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News & Features

The World Athletics Council has today confirmed the competition format for a cross country event to be included in the Olympic Games.

Spokane, WA—Bloomsday race organizers announced to its participants and volunteers this morning that it will not be able to hold the in-person race on the re- scheduled date of Sunday, September 20 due to health concerns related to COVID- 19. “While it’s a disappointing announcement to make, we are excited that we may continue the race’s proud tradition of a finisher shirt,” said Mark Starr, Lilac Bloomsday Association President. “We at Bloomsday feel strongly that 2020 cannot pass without a finisher shirt worn by our beloved Bloomies.”

World Athletics today announces further revisions to its rules governing shoe technology, which are designed to give certainty to athletes preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to preserve the integrity of elite competition.

2021 Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS Announces New Finish Line Course Change Brings the Marathon’s Finish to Century City’s Avenue of the Stars

Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile transition to virtual events in the fall - The 111th Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom has officially been postponed to April 2021, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced Thursday, July 23.

Green light for Go and ISTAF 2020: the oldest athletics meeting in the world will take place as planned on Sunday, September 13. It will be one of the first sports events where spectators will be present despite measures in force because of the Coronavirus. Thanks to a detailed shielding and hygiene concept, the ISTAF organizers plan to have around 3,500 fans in Berlin’s Olympic stadium. They, together with television viewers, will have the chance to admire the high fliers of athletics. The ISTAF is a World Athletics Continental Tour Meeting.

ATLANTA – July 21, 2020 −Club to Facilitate, Encourage and Provide Space for Conversations on Race - Atlanta Track Club, a non-profit with a mission of improving the health of Atlanta through running and walking, is asking Atlantans to slow down, pause their stopwatches and take a seat for a conversation on race. The Club on Tuesday announced its Common Ground initiative, a program designed to educate and inform its staff, leadership and members on issues of social justice and anti-racism.

Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen will continue taking aim at Europe’s distance running records when he attacks the longstanding continental one hour mark on home soil in Kristiansand in exactly one month’s time on Friday 7 August.

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 35th year of honoring the nation's most elite high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Taylor Ewert of Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio is the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Ewert won the prestigious award for her accomplishments on and off the field, joining an impressive group of former Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year winners who have combined for 72 gold medals and 33 National Championships.

The men’s and women’s one-hour world records will be challenged at the AG Memorial Van Damme on 4 September when Brussels hosts an adapted version of its Wanda Diamond League meeting.

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