The 2013-2016 IAAF Strategic Plan has six Core Values: universality, leadership, unity, excellence, integrity and solidarity, and a Vision Statement: “To lead, govern and develop the sport of athletics in all its forms worldwide, uniting the Athletics Family in a spirit of excellence, integrity and solidarity.”
After collecting victories in Paris and Stockholm, Samsung Diamond League Ambassador Allyson Felix is now setting her sights on her 200m and 400m double at the Aviva London Grand Prix this weekend.
"I have only been in Europe for about a week now. The way my schedule is set up and because there are no major championships our group is just moving meet to meet since we compete each weekend. It has definitely gotten easier for me to leave for long trips over the years. Now I know what to bring and everything that I need. I keep in touch with family and friends video chatting with skype and ichat.
"I had a good time in Stockholm, I always enjoy running in Sweden. I felt I didn't quite execute my race that way I would have hoped so I'm looking forward to improving in my next race. Next up I will be running in London in the 200m and 400m.
"I had a lot of fun running in Paris a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time that I ran the 200m there since 2003 as a high school senior. That stadium brings back tons of memories of my first Outdoor World Championship team. Everything was so new to me at that time and it was such a learning experience. Going to the line in the 200m at the meet made me think about how far I had come since I ran there in 2003. I never would have expected to be where I'm at now.
"I haven't had much down time with the (Samsung Diamond League) circuit. I spend most of my time training and with events in preparation for the meet.
"However while I'm here in London I am going to take a visit to the Arsenal stadium, meet with Jodie Williams and fulfill a few more obligations I have. When I'm just relaxing I love to watch TV shows and movies I bring from home, and read. It is also great whenever I get to do a little sight seeing which is rare."