“It’s has been a tough four years, there is no point being naive or coy about that. The first two years were the reforms. The second two years were making sure they were implemented. I am pleased to get here pretty much having implemented everything we said we would do. That is helpful. I want the next four years to be the fun bit. We have to grow the sport. We know we have to reach beyond the beltway of athletics fans. We need to form partnerships at every level. We have to place the sport as a service provider for government agendas.”
He was running unopposed.
The two failed to meet the AIU rule that athletes must have three out-of-competition tests and one out-of-competition test to be eligible for Worlds.
Humidity levels are supposed to be more than 80%. Seb Coe: “Our medical teams will be alert to that. Heat is actually not the big issue. Clearly the issue is humidity. Anyone who has run knows you can deal with heat, but humidity is a real challenge. We will watch those metrics. We have extra precautions, extra things out on the course. We have more medical supervision, more water available. But it is going to be tough. It will be tough.”