Top athletes are set to battle for honours at the opening leg of World Athletics Continental Tour Gold at Eugene on Saturday April 24th.
According to World Athletics, a big field is expected where professional competition will be held at the iconic stadium for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 – since its recent renovation.
The Oregon meeting opens the series and will conclude in Kenya at the KipKeino Classic at the Nyayo National stadium in October 2021.
The meeting will stage 20 disciplines – the women’s 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 100m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, shot put and hammer, plus the men’s 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, long jump, triple jump, javelin and hammer.
Launched last year, the aim of the World Athletics Continental Tour is to create a coherent global tour of the best international one-day meetings outside of the Wanda Diamond League, reaching across every continental area. The tour comprises Gold, Silver and Bronze level meetings spanning the world.