Career Award 2016

IAU Career Award 2016. IAU Career Awards were initiated to honour individuals who had worked tirelessly in promoting the sport of ultrarunning.

The Award signifies years of hardwork, tremendous contribution to the sport and longevitiy of their careers.

This year the IAU is pleased to announce the following three very deserving selections to receive the IAU Career Award 2016:

Rune Larsson (SWE)

Rune Larsson has been a strong supporter of ultrarunning in his capacity as an athlete, a coach and now as a speaker at conferences and races. In his post-coaching career, he has also taken an active interest in writing about ultrarunning and drives/flies to races to present his talks. Originally from Sweden, Rune has reached far and beyond.

Late Chet Sainsbury (RSA)

Chet Sainsbury was the Race Director of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa. Under his tenure he developed this race from a small club race to one of the biggest high quality ultras of the world. He had done tremendous work for ultrarunning in South Africa. During his time at the Two Oceans Marathon both the men´s and women´s world´s best performances for the 50km were broken on the course. Sadly he passed away in 2015.

Kjell Ove Skoglund (SWE)

Kjell Ove has done tremendous job in promoting the port of ultrarunning. Started as a runner and then moved on to becoming the team manager of Sweden, he did a great job of placing the strong foundation of the sport in Sweden leading to future success. Kjell promoted the sport in the nordic countries and expanded the popularity of ultarrunning across the continent.

Congratulations to the awardees!

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Nadeem Khan
Director of Communications

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