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posted: 1-4-2020
 Belfast 24 Hour International Road Race - cancelled
The Belfast 24 Hour International Road Race due to be held on Saturday/Sunday 20th & 21st June 2020 has been cancelled. This decision is due to the escalation of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the need to ensure the health and safety of the runners, their family members, spectators, staff, officials and all the volunteers and our contractors.

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posted: 1-4-2020
April 1st, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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posted: 20-3-2020

IAU 24H Americas Championship – postponed

Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the Americas and globally, we have taken the decision with the LOC at this time to postpone the IAU 24 Hours Americas Championships to a later date. We are working with the LOC to come up with an appropriate date later this year. Please be ensured that we take the health of our athletes, organizers and federations very seriously and all decisions we take will be based keeping this thought in mind. We continue to wish safety and good health to all our ultrarunning friends around the globe.

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posted: 12-3-2020

The 2nd 6 Hour Nordic Challenge postponed to autumn 2020

Due to the spread of the corona-virus in Denmark we are forced to postpone the 6 Hour Nordic Challenge 2020 from April 18th to the autumn of 2020. The decision to delay the event has been made with the safety of the athletes and spectators in mind as well as to make sure that the participants from the other Nordic countries has a fair chance to take part.

As of now, there are restrictions on travel inside and to/from Denmark.  Public events are limited to below 100 persons in total (athletes + spectators).

Please note that participants will be able to get their entry fee refunded or transferred to the autumn event.

We will come back with a specific date and further information when there is a clear view of the development.

On behalf of LOC
Jacek Bedkowski

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posted: 9-3-2020
2020 Ultramarathon Calendar of the Americas

Our goal is to promote the development of ultramarathon in the Americas.

IAU has elaborated the first ultramarathon calendar of the Americas including races recognized by national federations (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay).  

Calendario de Ultramaratón 2020 de las Américas

Nuestro objetivo es promover el desarrollo de la ultramaratón en las Américas.

IAU ha elaborado el primer calendario de ultramaratón de las Américas que incluye carreras reconocidas por federaciones nacionales (Argentina, Brasil, México, Paraguay y Uruguay).

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posted: 6-3-2020
2020 IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships - GIS

The 2020 IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships will take place on 18th – 19th July 2020 in Bengaluru, India. We would like to use this opportunity and share with you the General Information Sheet where all relevant information is provided. With respect of the official invitation for the Championship it will be send by IAU Secretary in due time. To access the GIS click picture below.

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posted: 5-3-2020

The Winner of the 2019 IAU Athlete of the Year

It is our pleasure to announce that after completion the voting process the 2019 Winners of the IAU Athlete of the Year are Camille Herron (USA) and Aleksandr Sorokin (LTH). 
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posted: 3-3-2020
IAU statement on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The IAU is very aware of the fast moving situation regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak starting in China with infection now in a number of countries. We are keeping ourselves full informed about the situation through the information from the World Health Organisation and the travel advice for each country.  Health and safety for our athletes and teams are paramount and we shouldn’t risk the possibility that our championships might result in the risk of additional infection.  We are also aware that teams will be making preparations for our competitions over the next weeks and months so we will keep a close eye on the situation and let our federations know, immediately, if there are any changes in our plans.

As of now there are no changes in the upcoming championships schedule.

IAU Executive Council
March 3rd, 2020

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posted: 1-3-2020
2020 Annual IAU Executive Council Meeting

The IAU Executive Council Meeting is held yearly in the beginning of each year. In 2020 from 28 to 29 February the Council had opportunity to meet and discuss several topics in Athens, Greece. Here are few of the matters that we would like to share. 

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posted: 25-2-2020
IAU Career Award 2020

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients for the International Association of Ultrarunners career award for 2020 to Ian Cornelius and Andy Milroy.

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posted: 19-2-2020

2020 IAU 50 km World Championships announcement

We are very pleased to announce that the 2020 IAU 50 km World Championship was granted to Aqaba, Jordan. The Championships will take place on 27th November 2020 (Friday).

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posted: 11-2-2020
2019 Athlete of the Year – voting process open

As in previous years we are continuing with the Athletes of the Year process. Year 2019 was a very exciting and at the same time very busy year for the sport of ultrarunning. It was the first time in 35 years of IAU history when we had six championships held in all regions.  

We are pleased to provide the final list of all nominees for 2019 Athlete of the Year.
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posted: 9-2-2020
IAU 24H Americas Championships,  16-17th May 2020 Termas de Rio  Hondo, Argentina  - GIS

It is with great pleasure that  we, the IAU, together with the LOC invite you to send athletes and teams to the 2020 IAU Americas Championships being held at Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina on 16th- 17th May.

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posted: 6-2-2020

First IAU 6H Balkan Challenge - GIS

On the 23rd May 2020 the City of Timisoara in Romania will host the first IAU 6H Balkan Challenge incorporated into the S24H on the same weekend. During that weekend there will be 6H, 12H and 24H open race as well. You can read more about our announcement here.
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posted: 30-1-2020

The 2nd 6 Hour Nordic Challenge to be promoted in the heart of Copenhagen on the 18th April 2020

The concept of an ultra regional challenge is a new initiative led by the IAU. Following on from the first successful 6hr Nordic Challenge in 2019 in Finland we now have the 2nd Nordic Challenge in Copenhagen in Denmark 2020. 

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posted: 29-1-2020
2021 IAU 100 Km Asia and Oceania Championship to be held in Bengaluru, India

2021 IAU 100 km Asia and Oceania Championships is granted to Bengaluru, India. The 100 km event is scheduled for 5th September 2021

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posted: 15-1-2020

2019 Athlete of the Year – nominations

As in previous years we are continuing with the Athletes of the Year process. Year 2019 was a very exciting and at the same time very busy year for the sport of ultrarunning. It was the first time in 35 years of IAU history when we had six championships held in all regions.  

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posted: 14-1-2020
IAU Labelled Races – updates Jan 14th 2020

There are 110 Labelled Races, 4 Gold, 5 Silver, 14 Trail and 87 Bronze as of Jan 14th 2020. 

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posted: 13-1-2020

IAU Congress 2020 including elections & Bids for applications for IAU Championships 2021 – 2024

We are very happy to share early notice of the IAU Congress in 2020 which will be held in Winschoten on 11th September, the day before the IAU 100K World Championships.

Second, we would like to bring your attention to our latest advertisement for LOCs to bid for our IAU Championships 2021 – 2024 that haven’t been set yet.

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posted: 10-1-2020
Organization 2019 year end updates

Year 2019 was an outstanding and very busy Championships year for our organization.  A Few days ago we shared with you the
end year summary from Championship perspective as this was fantastic year for international ultrarunning, with six ultra-distance championships covering all regions. Now we would like to share more about our organization that stands behind those developments and which works all the yearlong to deliver world class events. Our aim is and always was to support Athletes, Federations and organizations. 
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posted: 7-1-2020
IAU Technical Education completed for 2019

One of our main objectives is to promote and develop long distance running worldwide by encouraging specific activities in each of the World Athletics Continental Areas. At the same time IAU is trying to give back to our ultra-running community as much as possible. This is why the IAU Technical Committee completed set of IAU Technical Education. 

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posted: 7-1-2020

The State of Ultra Running 2020

We are pleased to share with you the largest study ever completed on the sport of ultra running. RunRepeat with the support of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) has analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events over the last 23 years. More details under following link (click picture below). 

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posted: 24-10-2019
2019 IAU 24 Hour World Championship
The latest start list of the race in Albi: start list as of 241019

posted: 26-7-2018
IAU Asian and Oceania 24H Championships. Soochow, Chinese Taipei, 1-2 December 2018.
The invitations, general information and entry forms have been sent to the Asian and Oceania IAU Member federations today, 

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posted: 16-4-2018
 IAU Congress and Mid Term Elections 2018. Update.
All IAU Federations have just received an updated letter with the list of nominations for IAU President and the resultant vacancies for other IAU Executive Council Vacancies

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posted: 26-1-2018
2018 Trail World Championships Penyagolosa/Castellon, Spain 12th May.

The IAU with ITRA and the Penyagolosa LOC are publishing the General Information Sheet today for the Trail World Championships on 12th May 2018
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posted: 19-1-2018
 IAU 2018 Congress and Elections.   IAU Championships open for bidding.

Our IAU Member Federations have just been sent two documents.   One of which gives notification of the 2018 IAU
 Congress and Elections and the other gives  details of the IAU Championships currently open for bids.

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posted: 7-7-2017
Communication and the best way forward.
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posted: 30-6-2017
 Unanimous approval for 2 constitutional amendments at IAU EGM Belfast
40 IAU Member Federations approved 2 key amendments to the IAU Constitution in Belfast on the eve of the 24H World Championships
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posted: 6-6-2017
 IAU 24H World Championships, Belfast. 1-2nd June 2017  List of athletes.
We have now finalised the list of athletes taking part in the 24H World Championships in Belfast.
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posted: 30-5-2017
 IAU Extraordinary  General Meeting  June 30th Belfast.
All IAU Member Federations have now been circulated with the agenda and proposed constitution amendments to be discussed at the EGM in Belfast on June 30th.
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posted: 14-12-2016
IAU Championships 2017-2020. Bids are open.
Bids to hold IAU Championships are still open for a number of IAU Championships and we are looking forward for the period from 2017 to 2020.
Read more under: IAU Championships - general information

posted: 5-12-2016
IAU Congress 26th November 2016,  Los Alcázares,  Spain. Draft Minutes.
To all,   I am now placing the draft minutes from the IAU Congress here on the website.
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posted: 27-11-2016
 IAU Congress  New IAU Executive Council 2016-2020.

The IAU Congress 2016 took place the day before the World 100K Championships in Los Alcazares. The new IAU Executive Council for 2016-2020 was elected by 36 IAU National Federations. The Council will be as follows:-

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posted: 21-11-2016
IAU 24 Hour Asia and Oceania Championships – Results.
One Japanese runner prevented Australia taking a complete clean sweep at the inaugural 24H Asia and Oceania Championships in Kaohsiung, TPE, last weekend.
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posted: 15-11-2016
IAU 100K World Championships, Los Alcázares, Spain 27th November 2016 Start Lists.
…And the week after the IAU Asia and Oceania 24H Championships we have the IAU 100K World Championships in Los Alcázares. We have the start lists for those Championships below.
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posted: 15-11-2016
2016 IAU 24H Asia / Oceania Championships, Kaohsiung, TPE November 19/20 2016 Athletes List. & link to race updates
Our Championships are coming up thick and fast at the moment. Next weekend is the Asia and Oceania 24H Championships in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.
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posted: 25-10-2016
IAU CONGRESS 2016 Los Alcazares, Spain. November 26th Final agenda and papers
All our IAU Members and Federations have just been circulated with the final agenda and papers for the IAU Congress to be held at the Costa Narejos Hotel, Los Alcazares. 10am to noon on November 26th. The papers are listed and attached below
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posted: 24-10-2016
IAU 24H European Championships, Albi, France 22/23 October 2016.  RESULTS.
Please find the results of the very successful 24H European Championships held this weekend below.
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posted: 10-10-2016

IAU Congress 2016: 26th November Los Alcazares, Spain -Candidates for Election.

All our Member Federations were advised at the end of August about the IAU Congress in November and invited to submit nominations for candidates for the IAU Executive Council and Area Representatives due for election for 2016-2020 at the IAU Congress.   
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posted: 2-10-2016
IAU European 24H Championships, Albi, France  - Entry Lists.
Dear all,  The FFA and LOC have circulated the entry lists with the accommodation details to all the European Federations who are attending the European 24 H Championships.
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posted: 21-9-2016
IAU 100K World Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain. 27th November 2016
Some long awaited news. - I am delighted to report that the invitations, general information sheet and entry forms have just been sent to the IAU Member Federations for the 100K World Championships being held in Los Alcazares, Spain on the 27th November. The IAU Congress is being held at the same venue on 26th November 2016.
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posted: 31-8-2016
IAU 50K World Championships in Doha, Qatar, 11th November 2016.

I am delighted to report that the invitations, general information sheet and entry forms have just been sent to the IAU member Federations for the 50K World Championships in Doha, Qatar on 11th November.

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posted: 23-8-2016

IAU CONGRESS 2016 Los Alcazares Spain November 26th.

& Nominations for IAU Executive Council members and Area Representatives


Dear all, this is to let you know that IAU Member Federations have just been sent a letter giving formal notice of the IAU Congress 2016 which will be held on November 26th in Los Alcazares, Spain on the site of the IAU 100K World Championships..

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posted: 7-8-2016
IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, 19/20th November 2016.
We have just sent out the invitations our Asia and Oceania federations for the IAU 24H Asian Oceania Championships which will take place in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei on 19th and 20th November 2016.
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posted: 26-7-2016

Ultra World Best Performances and World Age Best Performances

The lists of ultradistance World Best Performances and World Age Best Performances have recently been updated.

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posted: 21-3-2016
 2016 IAU 24H European Championships  GIS now published.

The next 24 Hour European Championships is taking place. in Albi, France on  22nd-23rd October 2016.  Preparations are  advancing well and the GIS is now published
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posted: 28-11-2015
IAU 50K World Championships Doha 5th December. Athletes List.
With just under a week to go to the first IAU 50K World Championships, We are now publishing s the list of athletes registered to start the race.
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posted: 23-9-2015
The First IAU 50K World Championships, Doha Qatar, 4th December 2015
I am delighted to tell you all the details are now  in place for the first IAU 50K World Championships taking place in Doha, Qatar on 4th December 2015. 
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posted: 13-9-2015
IAU 100K World and European Championships Winschoten, Nederlands 12th September 2015
Full classified Results now available.   
The LOC have worked hard to provide the full classified results which are now available both on this website and on the Run Winschoten website.
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posted: 7-9-2015
 IAU 100K World & European Championships 2015 Start List
The LOC has produced the start list with the race numbers for each athlete and their teams.
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posted: 13-8-2015
IAU 100Km World & European Championships. 2015 - The final entry forms are in! ( amended list 16/8/15)
Good news. There is an excellent entry for the 100K World & European Championships in Winschoten on September 12th 2015. 38 IAU Member Federations are sending athletes to the Championships.
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posted: 15-7-2015
IAU eNEWS July 2015

We have had two very successful IAU championships and now we are gearing up for the second half of the season with 100km World Championships in Winschoten, the Netherlands (Sept 12th) and the 50km World Championships in Doha, Qatar (Dec 4th). 
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posted: 31-5-2015
IAU 5th Trail World Championships, Annecy, France. 30th May 2015 Results and IAAF Report
The results for both the men and women’s Individual Championships and for the men and women’s teams Championships are attached below. They have been checked and agreed with the IAU and FFA but are currently still termed provisional as they are timed at 20.00 30th May and a few runners were still out on the route.  There is also an excellent report of the race on the IAAF website.
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posted: 30-5-2015
5th IAU Trail World Championships – at the finish!
These currently are provisional results:- The first male finishers. France with Sylvain Court and Patrick Bringer took the Gold and Bronze medals with Lui Alberto-Hernando from Spain breaking the French stranglehold in silver. France have taken the Team Gold.  The three medallists for the Ladies race have also now finished with France taking First and second  - Nathalie Mauclair and Caroline Chaverot.   Maite Mayora  of Spain was in bronze position.
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posted: 29-5-2015
5th IAU Trail World Championships Annecy, 30th May.
Online coverage & participation. We now have the final start list and also the link to the live on line feed that will be available from the race website.
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posted: 11-4-2015
IAU 24H World and European Championships Turin, Italy 12H update.
Turin, with a metropolitan population of 2.2 million, is the location of the world famous Sindone di Torino or the Shroud of Turin. There are many visitors to see this phenomenon, more than the number of spectators watching a 24 hour world championship race.
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posted: 5-4-2015
IAU 24H World and European Championships, Turin, 11/12th April 2015. List of athletes.
The list you have been waiting for!   Please find attached the list of athletes participating in the IAU 24H World and European Championships.
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posted: 4-4-2015
IAU 24H World and European Championships, Turin, 11/12th April 2015. New GIS and message from FIDAL 4th April 2015

All the team managers will have received the following email from FIDAL yesterday evening about the latest arrangements and all teams have now been allocated their hotel in Turin.
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posted: 2-4-2015
IAU 24H World and European Championships, Turin, 11/12th April 2015. Accommodation and Course Update 2nd April 2015.
Accommodation details are now being finalised for those teams who had not been invoiced and paid previously and the course details are confirmed. 
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posted: 28-3-2015

IAU 24H World and European Championships, Turin, 11/12th April 2015. Update 28th March.

Here is latest situation regarding the organization of the IAU 24H World and European Championships in Turin.   Further information will be rolled out during the next days so ensure that the  Federations/team managers  keep an eye on the website for further news.  FIDAL and the Italian Club CUS Torino  together with the IAU will be doing our best to guarantee the best possible event.  More below.

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posted: 24-3-2015


IAU 24H World and European Championships, Turin, 11/12th April 2015. Update.
This will be a world breaking championships for us all. On receipt of all the Final Entry Forms, we have 42 countries competing with 330 athletes. A new World Best for any IAU Championships. As always, there are a lot of final details to be sorted with Federation teams regarding accommodation costs and payments and we would ask that Federations pay any agreed costs as soon as possible. However…
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posted: 17-1-2015
IAU 5th Trail World  Championships, Annecy, France. 30th May 2015.
Latest news. Yesterday, Friday 16th January, the FFA on behalf of the IAU and the LOC sent all IAU Member Federations  the invitation for the IAU Trail World Championships in Annecy, France on May 30th 2015 together with the General Information Sheet and the PEF and FEF
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posted: 20-12-2014
IAU CONGRESS . Doha, Qatar, November 2014 -   Draft Minutes and Financial Report  now available.
Its the festive season but as part of  finishing  off the activities for 2014, the draft short minutes and the finance report for the IAU Congress 2014 are now available on the website.
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posted: 16-12-2014
IAU Labels 2015. First applications have now been processed.
As promised in October, the first IAU labels for 2015 have now been processed successfully. A reminder to all athletes and race organisers that for your athletic performances in ultra races to be recognised for the IAU performance rankings, the race requires an IAU label. 
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posted: 23-11-2014
IAU 100K World Championships, Doha, Qatar, 21st November 2014
Final Results for the Individual and Team Championships.
With apologies for delay but here now are the final results for both the Mens and Ladies individual Championships and also the Team Championships.
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posted: 15-11-2014
IAU Congress 20th November 2014, Aspire Dome, Doha, 10.45 am
Executive Council Report now published. Latest list of athletes also published.

We are now publishing the IAU Executive Council’s Report to Congress which will be discussed at Congress next week.
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posted: 9-11-2014
IAU 100K World Championships  Doha, Qatar. 21st November 2014 – Athletes list.
We are now publishing the current list of athletes and team management participating in the IAU 100K World Championships as proposed by the IAU Member Federations.
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posted: 20-10-2014
IAU Congress 2014, 20th November 2014, Doha, Qatar.
 You had notification in August  about our biennial Congress at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar on 20th November 2014 before the IAU 100K World Championships.  I now am giving you the final agenda for the meeting.
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posted: 12-10-2014
IAU Labels for 2015 - A reminder to Race Organisers
I am very pleased to see that there are a number of races which have applied to and been put on the race calendar for 2015. However there are new conditions for IAU Labels from January 2015 as we announced last June
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posted: 4-9-2014

27th  IAU  100K World Championships.  Doha, Qatar,  21st November 2014. Invitations and General Information Sheet.

We are pleased to announce that invitations are being circulated to all our IAU Member Federations this week for the IAU 100K World Championships in Qatar.

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posted: 3-9-2014

27th  IAU 100K World Championships.  Doha, Qatar,  21st November 2014.  IAU MF Entry Forms

In addition to sending out the invitations with the entry forms to the Member Federations and putting the General Information Sheet on the website,  the entry form  information is now available on the website.

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