World Athletics and World Masters Athletics Attain Historic Settlement

World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached a ground-breaking settlement that may see the World Masters Championships held for the primary time alongside the World Athletics Cross Nation Championships in Bathurst, Australia in 2022.

The World Athletics Council authorized the proposal whereas confirming the competitors timetables for each Bathurst and the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Yangzhou 2022.

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World Athletics, World Masters Athletics and the Bathurst Native Organizing Committee will work collectively to prepare the inaugural World Masters Cross Nation Championships (quick course) on the weekend of February 19-20, 2022.

“Now we have labored exhausting over the previous couple of years to develop nearer relationships with the assorted sectors of the worldwide operating group, together with leisure operating, mountain and path operating, and parkrun, as a result of that makes our athletics group stronger, so I’m delighted to announce this new initiative in cooperation with World Masters Athletics,” World Athletics president Sebastian Coe stated. “We stay up for welcoming passionate runners of all ages and talents to Bathurst subsequent 12 months for what guarantees to be a singular pageant of cross nation operating.”

World Masters Athletics president Margit Jungmann added: “We’re excited to supply this new alternative for masters athletes around the globe to return collectively and have fun their love of operating and competitors, and to hitch with the most effective cross nation runners on this planet to check themselves on the scenic Mt Panorama course at Bathurst in Australia. We’re happy to be working with World Athletics to make this a uniquely memorable occasion for all of the masters athletes who attend.”

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Initially scheduled to happen in March 2021 earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic led to its postponement, the World Cross Nation Championships in Bathurst will now be held on February 19, 2022.

The timetable is as follows:

14:35 U20 ladies’s 6km
15:15 U20 males’s 8km
16:25 blended relay
17:05 senior ladies’s 10km
18:05 senior males’s 10km

The World Masters Cross Nation Championships will embody a blended 4 x 2km relay, tentatively scheduled earlier than the World Athletics occasions on Saturday, February 19, and a sequence of age group races on Sunday, February 20.

This system for the 19/twentieth which are for the WMA athletes can be introduced shortly, together with all info concerning entries.

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