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 Iten and Fukuoka - Heritage Plaque recipients ()

07 Dec 2020

Heritage Plaques unveiled in Iten and Fukuoka

The Kenyan town of Iten and the Japanese city of Fukuoka – two iconic athletics locations – have been awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

test Heritage Plaque recipients: Around the Bay Road Race, YMCA Turkey Trot, Běchovice 10k, Giro Podistico di Castelbuono, Kosice Peace Marathon, Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship ()

03 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.

test Irena Swewinska Plaque ceremony, from left: Piotr Dlugosielski, Meeting Director Krzysztof Wolsztynski, Jaroslaw Szewinski, Janusz Szewinski, Andrzej Szewinski and Bydgoszcz Mayor Rafal Bruski (Pawel Skraba (organisers))

20 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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