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 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.

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.

test Yaroslava Mahuchikh in the high jump at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Karlsruhe (Jean-Pierre Durand)

04 Feb 2020

Mahuchikh tops 2.02m world U20 indoor record in Karlsruhe

For the second time in three competitions this year, Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the world U20 indoor high jump record with a 2.02m* leap to highlight the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Friday (31).


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