IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque

This is a location-based recognition which highlights, celebrates and links together iconic and historic athletics competitions, careers, performances, cities, venues, landmarks and culture around the world.

The Plaque is awarded for “an outstanding contribution to the worldwide history and development of the sport of track & field athletics and of out of stadia athletics disciplines such as cross country, mountain, road, trail and ultra-running, and race walking.”

test Jesse Owens and coach Larry Snyder  (Associated Press)

28 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.


test Hakone Ekiden (Monthly Athletics Magazine Japan / Getsuriku)

11 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.


test Rovane Williams on his way to winning the 400m hurdles at the Carifta Games (Leo Hudson)

23 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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