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Press Release03 Oct 2020

Six historic road races awarded Heritage Plaque

To mark two weeks to go to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 (17 October), six of the world’s oldest footraces have been awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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News20 Aug 2020

Heritage plaque honouring the legend Irena Szewinska presented in Bydgoszcz

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).

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News12 Aug 2020

Heritage Plaque honouring Paavo Nurmi presented in Turku

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, awarded in December 2018 to jointly honour Paavo Nurmi and the Paavo Nurmi Games, was presented last night at the start of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meeting in Turku.

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News10 Jul 2020

Athens Marathon’s World Athletics Heritage Plaque unveiled in SEGAS offices

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.

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Report09 Feb 2020

Purrier smashes North American indoor mile record at Millrose Games

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.

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Report31 Jan 2020

Mahuchikh tops 2.02m world U20 indoor record in Karlsruhe

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).

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Previews24 Jan 2020

Worku and Yavi the favourites at the Cinque Mulini cross country

Ethiopian teenager Tadese Worku and defending champion Winfred Mutile Yavi from Bahrain will be in the spotlight at the 88th edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona, Italy, the seventh leg of this season’s World Athletics Cross Country Permit, on Sunday (26).

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Press Release21 Nov 2019

Bannister and Charles among the honourees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes and the first woman to break the five-minute barrier for the distance, were among the honourees at the ‘World Athletics Heritage Mile Night’ in Monaco on Thursday (21).

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News05 Nov 2019

Elgoibar and San Sebastian cross country meetings get World Athletics Heritage Plaques

Spanish cross country races in Elgoibar and San Sebastian have each been awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaque in recognition of their historic status and contribution to the sport.

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Press Release26 Sep 2019

World Athletics Heritage Plaques recognise coaching legends and publications

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque has been awarded posthumously to six world renowned coaches and to seven of the sport’s oldest magazines in recognition of their historic contribution to the promotion of Athletics, IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced at this evening’s IAAF/LOC press conference at Khalifa Stadium ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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Press Release10 May 2019

Penn Relays and Hakone Ekiden head World Athletics Heritage Plaque announcements at IAAF World Relays in Yokohama

IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced 11 new locations for the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque at tonight’s IAAF / LOC Dinner on the eve of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019.

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Press Release23 Apr 2019

CARIFTA Games and Jamaican Schools become latest recipients of World Athletics Heritage Plaque

While attending the 48th edition of the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands (20-22 April), IAAF President Sebastian Coe confirmed the latest recipients of the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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Press Release29 Mar 2019

World Athletics Plaque design unveiled, six new locations announced

At tonight’s IAAF Dinner ahead of tomorrow’s IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019, IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced the winner of the competition to design the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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Press Release02 Dec 2018

Coe launches IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque award

IAAF President Sebastian Coe this evening announced the creation of the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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