The International Association of Ultrarunners strives to establish and maintain friendly and loyal cooperation between the ultradistance community and as such abhors the invasion of Ukraine. We strongly condemn Russian actions against Ukraine.
Please note that the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has been suspended from World Athletics and IAU since 2015, due to doping violations, and therefore is not eligible to host or send teams to IAU Championships.
The IAU is in touch with the ultrarunning family in Ukraine while several members of the community have been called to the frontlines. We are united among our community in support for runners and entire nation of Ukraine.
We extend our deepest thoughts, prayers, and strength to the Ukrainian community. We will continue to promote the message of peace and solidarity across the globe.
IAU Executive Council
February 28th, 2022