Spokane, WA—Bloomsday race organizers announced to its participants and volunteers this morning that it will not be able to hold the in-person race on the re- scheduled date of Sunday, September 20 due to health concerns related to COVID- 19. “While it’s a disappointing announcement to make, we are excited that we may continue the race’s proud tradition of a finisher shirt,” said Mark Starr, Lilac Bloomsday Association President. “We at Bloomsday feel strongly that 2020 cannot pass without a finisher shirt worn by our beloved Bloomies.”

World Athletics today announces further revisions to its rules governing shoe technology, which are designed to give certainty to athletes preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to preserve the integrity of elite competition.


2021 Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS Announces New Finish Line Course Change Brings the Marathon’s Finish to Century City’s Avenue of the Stars

Three-time Olympian and former world record-holder in the mile Jim Ryun will become only the second track and field athlete ever to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony, today. Ryun will receive an award that is the "Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Jesse Owens is the only track and field athlete to have previously received the prestigious award (1976).

Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile transition to virtual events in the fall - The 111th Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom has officially been postponed to April 2021, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced Thursday, July 23.