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 World Athletics Heritage 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 Start of the Athens Marathon (AFP/Getty Images)

10 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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test Arthur Lydiard (NZL) - World Athletics Heritage Plaque ceremony, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday 23 Feb 2020: Left to right = Cameron Taylor, Geoff Gardner, Mike Ryan, Roy Lydiard, Barry Magee, Gary Lydiard, Jeff Julian, Heather Matthews, Bill Rodger, Bryan Rose (Alisha Lovrich Photography)

28 Feb 2020

Gary and Roy Lydiard attend Heritage Plaque presentation in Auckland in honour of their father

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.

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test Elle Purrier wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games (Kirby Lee)

10 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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