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 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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test Jesse Owens and coach Larry Snyder  (Associated Press)

18 Oct 2019

World Athletics Heritage Plaques recognise coaching legends and publications

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque has been awarded posthumously to six world renowned coaches and to seven of the sport’s oldest magazines in recognition of their historic contribution to the promotion of Athletics, IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced at this evening’s IAAF/LOC press conference at Khalifa Stadium ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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