USA Track & Field National News

BEIJING - Team USA athletes could see history in Beijing as track & field federations converge on the Bird’s Nest. 132 athletes have made their way to Beijing to represent USATF at the IAAF World Championships, the team’s first time competing in Beijing since the 2008 Olympic Games. Competition begins Saturday, August 22 and continues through Sunday, August 30 in Beijing Olympic Stadium.
BEIJING - Team USA athletes could see history in Beijing as track & field federations converge on the Bird’s Nest. 132 athletes have made their way to Beijing to represent USATF at the IAAF World Championships, the team’s first time competing in Beijing since the 2008 Olympic Games. Competition begins Saturday, August 22 and continues through Sunday, August 30 in Beijing Olympic Stadium.
BEIJING – USA Track & Field candidates on Wednesday turned in a powerful showing in IAAF committee voting, providing a historic sweep and a successful prelude to the upcoming IAAF World Championships.
LYON, France -- Team USA won 57 golds and 160 medals overall at the World Masters Athletics (WMA) Championships just concluded over a two week span in Lyon, France. The American team of 426 also set six world records, four individual and two relays. 8078 athletes from a record 98 countries participated.
“USATF congratulates Sebastian Coe on his election as IAAF President. Both Lord Coe and Sergey Bubka were talented and qualified candidates who sought to position track & field for a strong future. USATF has had the opportunity to work especially closely with Lord Coe over the last three years, and we have been impressed with his vision for the sport, his dedication to its cause and his demonstrated effectiveness as a leader. His progressive view for how to market the sport and attract sponsors globally has the potential to truly transform athletics under his leadership. We very much look forward to working with President Coe, the IAAF and our fellow federations to collectively elevate the success of our sport worldwide.”
Elected to one of 6 women’s positions, received the most votes of all candidates (163 votes, nearly 80 percent of ballots)
BEIJING – USATF President Stephanie Hightower on Wednesday was elected to IAAF Council as the highest vote-getter for one of six IAAF Council seats designated to be filled by women. Ten candidates stood for election.
LYON, France -- Team USA won 57 golds and 160 medals overall at the World Masters Athletics (WMA) Championships just concluded over a two week span in Lyon, France. The American team of 426 also set six world records, four individual and two relays. 8078 athletes from a record 98 countries participated.
“USATF congratulates Sebastian Coe on his election as IAAF President. Both Lord Coe and Sergey Bubka were talented and qualified candidates who sought to position track & field for a strong future. USATF has had the opportunity to work especially closely with Lord Coe over the last three years, and we have been impressed with his vision for the sport, his dedication to its cause and his demonstrated effectiveness as a leader. His progressive view for how to market the sport and attract sponsors globally has the potential to truly transform athletics under his leadership. We very much look forward to working with President Coe, the IAAF and our fellow federations to collectively elevate the success of our sport worldwide.”
Elected to one of 6 women’s positions, received the most votes of all candidates (163 votes, nearly 80 percent of ballots)
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