Jim Thorpe and Lina Radke are the latest recipients of the World Athletics Heritage Plaque in the posthumous category of ‘Legend’.
At the 139th Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival on Easter Monday (5), the World Athletics Heritage Plaque was unveiled jointly by The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Western Victoria, and Neil Blizzard, president of Stawell Athletic Club.
Poland’s three-time Olympic gold medallist Irena Szewinska, one of the legends among the first group of seven World Athletics Heritage Plaques announced in November 2018, was honoured last night (19 August).
The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, which was awarded to the Athens Marathon in 2019, has been unveiled in the Greek capital at the offices of SEGAS, the Greek athletics federation.
Before the start of the Sir Graeme Douglas International in Auckland today, the World Athletics Heritage Plaque, which was awarded last year to honour the coaching legend Arthur Lydiard, was presented to Athletics New Zealand by World Athletics Vice President Geoff Gardner.
World 5000m finalist Elle Purrier provided the unexpected highlight of the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday (8), winning the women’s Wanamaker Mile in a North American indoor record of 4:16.85, the second-fastest indoor performance in history.
For the second time in three competitions this year, Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the world U20 indoor high jump record with a 2.02m* leap to highlight the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Friday (31).