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 Winfred Mutile Yavi winning the Cinque Mulini (Giancarlo Colombo)

24 Jan 2020

Worku and Yavi the favourites at the Cinque Mulini cross country

Ethiopian teenager Tadese Worku and defending champion Winfred Mutile Yavi from Bahrain will be in the spotlight at the 88th edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona, Italy, the seventh leg of this season’s World Athletics Cross Country Permit, on Sunday (26).

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test Miling legends gather at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night in Monaco (Philippe Fitte)

27 Nov 2019

Bannister and Charles among the honourees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes and the first woman to break the five-minute barrier for the distance, were among the honourees at the ‘World Athletics Heritage Mile Night’ in Monaco on Thursday (21).

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test IAAF Council Member Anna Riccardi at the opening of the FICA International Athletics Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain (Gari Garaialde/Getty Images for IAAF)

05 Nov 2019

Elgoibar and San Sebastian cross country meetings get World Athletics Heritage Plaques

Spanish cross country races in Elgoibar and San Sebastian have each been awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaque in recognition of their historic status and contribution to the sport.

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