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TrackTown USA to host 2021 IAAF World Championships

BEIJING – The IAAF’s crown jewel of track and field, the World Championships, will be held in the United States for the first time in 2021. In a special vote at its meetings in Beijing, the 27-member IAAF Council awarded the 2021 World Championships to the United States and the state of Oregon. USA Track(…)

Martin Dugard Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Martin Dugard has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. An author and historian, Dugard is the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton, written with(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 45 athletes

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is reaching new heights in 2015 with a record $374,000 in financial support awarded to elite track & field athletes. The list is highlighted by the Stephen Schwarzman Endowment Grantees, many of whom are 2016 Rio Games medal contenders.  In all, the Foundation awarded 45 Elite Athlete(…)

USATF Foundation announces 23 John W. James Endowment Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS –Every year, the USA Track & Field Foundation kicks off its grant season in a big way with the announcement of John W. James Endowment grantees—and 2015 is no exception.  The USATF Foundation will surpass a new level of support for John W. James grantees with $170,000 going to athletes training for the next(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation accepting Youth Club grant applications

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its second round of 2015 youth grants, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic. We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 19 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 19 youth club grants to Track & Field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental. “The USATF(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation announces seven Distance Training Centers to participate in Plus3 Grant Program

INDIANAPOLIS –The USA Track & Field Foundation, in partnership with Plus3 has awarded seven long distance running clubs the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Distance Training Grant Program, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Financial support for the program is provided by the USATF Foundation while Plus3 provides a(…)

NJ*NY Track Club Athletes Promote USATF Foundation and GNC Partnership

NEW YORK CITY – The USA Track & Field Foundation was overjoyed to have six driven, talented, charismatic athletes from the New Jersey New York Track Club representing the Foundation at the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo this past weekend. Over 50,000 participants flooded into the TCS New York City Marathon Healthy(…)