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Weekly Updates

March 11th 2019

IAAF Competition Rule Changes - 

The IAAF Council met in Doha, host city of the 2019 World Athletics Championships, earlier this week to make a range of important decisions on topics including the future of the Diamond League, the Olympic qualification system, RusAF reinstatement status, race walking and competition rules.

There have been a number of rule changes that will take affect immediately and our outlined below. Full details and explanation available through the link at the bottom of the page

  • R113 – To better provide for athletes’ health and safety in longer running and walking races
  • R149.3 – To clarify that performances may be valid in race walk even with penalty zone
  • R170 – To provide flexibility in developing further new relay concepts
  • R180.6 – To change the competing order before the last trials in the horizontal field events
  • R180.17 – To go back to the 1 minute time for trials in all field events
  • R200.1-5 – To clarify that the two consecutive days of combined events can mean two consecutive 24 hour periods
  • R230.7 – Pit lane to be penalty zone
  • R250.6 – To remove the mandated use of departure boxes and leave it as an option
Full rule change details here

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