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Major track and field news and events information from the World of Athletics
Kenya's Evans Cheruiyot will return to the 2011 Chicago Marathon after missing the race since his 2008 triumph due to injury, organisers of the October 9 race said on Wednesday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the bid process for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been invited to submit the name of one city within their jurisdiction as an applicant to host the Games in a little under nine years’ time.
The NOCs have until 1 September 2011 to submit the name of an Applicant City, and these cities will then be required to submit their application files and guarantee letters to the IOC by 15 February 2012. The election of the Host City for the 2020 Olympic Games will take place on 7 September 2013 during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The key phases and dates of the procedure are as follows:
Kenyan Grace Momanyi will join an international field that include Ethiopian Berhane Adere, who will be chasing a third Manchester success, for the BUPA Great Manchester 10K race on Saturday May 15, 2011.
About 159 of the IAAF's 212 Member Federations have entered to take part in the 2011 edition of the IAAF World Athletics Day.