2023 IAU 50 km World Championships media launch

The 2023 IAU 100 km Asia and Oceania Championships that were organized in Bengaluru, India on July 30th was great opportunity to organize medial launch together with logo presentation for the 2023 IAU 50 km World Championships. The Championships will take place on November 5th in Hyderabad, India. After number of successful continental championships that were organize in India now it is time to move forward. This is a recognition for India and their ultrarunning development since they joined IAU in 2017. The first international event was organized in 2022, the IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships. The second already mentioned above 2023 IAU 100km Asia and Oceania Championships and finally IAU 50 km World Championships schedule for early November.

There will be World Master 50 km Championships as well. The organizing committee take the opportunity and put three other runs during the event. It will be half marathon, 10K and 5K Runs organised by NEB Sports and which will be flagged off by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and badminton coach P. Gopi Chand.

In the below video you can see the stream from media launch and interviews.

After successfully hosting the IAU 100km Asia Oceania championship in Bengaluru a few days ago, we are extremely proud to bring the first-ever Ultra World Championship to India. We are seeing an increasing number of runners taking up this sport and through this prestigious event we hope to further elevate the sport in the country. We hope this event will usher in a revolution and also allow us to explore an untapped market. The competition features four categories - men and women in individual and team events - besides the Master’s segment

Nadeem Khan, IAU President

It was all done in the cooperation with the local organizing committee NEB Sports and Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

This is a historic moment for India and we hope to create more excitement around the challenging but rewarding sport of ultra-running. The IAU 50K World championship will give an excellent platform for the Indians to compete with international runners.

Adille Sumariwalla, AFI President

The invitation for the Championships were already sent to all IAU Member Federations we will see you all in India in November. This will be great opportunity to further develop the sport. 


Jacek Bedkowski

IAU Director of Communication

2023 IAU 50 km World Championships media launch

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