The first was conducted on July 25th in Bertioga, Brazil (more info here). The second took place on September 30th in Brasov, Romania during the IAU 50 km World Championships and the third in Aqaba, Jordan on November 21st during the IAU 100 km Asia & Oceania Championships to complete set of all trainings scheduled for 2019 as planned.
Seven participants from seven countries across the globe attended the second course in Brasov. The same number of trainee from five countries attended in Jordan. Successful completion of the face-to-face course is the opening for them to become the IAU Technical Delegate who will supervise the IAU Label competitions in respective regions.
After this face-to-face phase, candidates for the Technical Delegates continue an internship, which will end with the submission of a complete event report from the last IAU 50 km World Championship and IAU 100 km Asia & Oceania Championships respectively.
The teachers of the course were the IAU Competition Director, Paco Rico, and the IAU Record Committee Coordinator Emilio Cuadrado from Spain.
Photo: Paco Rico and Emilo Cuadrado, Brasov, Romania
After a few years of transition, training and building up a global panel of experts as IAU Technical Delegates, then we intend for all IAU-labeled competitions be supervised by a local IAU Technical Delegate.
On behalf of IAU Technical Committee
IAU director of Communication