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New York, Berlin marathons canceled

New York Road Runners, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, have made the decision to cancel the New York city Marathon due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff, and the many partners and communities that support the event.

193 athletes offered grants from Athlete Welfare Fund

World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) this week announced that 193 athletes from 58 member federations will be offered one-time grants of USD 3000 through an Athlete Welfare Fund announced in April to help support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ASICS launches RunToFeel campaign

During the stay at home orders implemented by countries to battle the Coronavirus pandemic in recent months, the world has fallen in love with running, according to a new and ongoing research study by ASICS whose initial findings has been released.

World Athletics pledges USD 500,000 for athletes

The World Athletics (WA) has announced a USD 500,000 pledge to help athletes across the world affected by the pandemic. The WA and the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) have teamed up to start a fund for athletes who are struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.