Sinéad Diver tar­gets Tokyo 2020 Olympics after big marathon break­through aged 41

Athletics Weekly - - News -

YOKO­HAMA will stage the IAAF World Re­lays on May 11-12 next year.

As re­ported in the Oc­to­ber 4 is­sue of the Ja­panese city re­places the Ba­hamas as hosts of the event, with the Ba­hamian cap­i­tal hav­ing staged the first three edi­tions in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

“I am de­lighted that Yoko­hama has stepped in to host our youngest world athletics se­ries event and I am con­fi­dent that they will do an out­stand­ing job de­spite the short prepa­ra­tion pe­riod,” said IAAF pres­i­dent Seb Coe.

“Ja­panese crowds are renowned for their en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port and I am sure they will give our ath­letes a tremen­dous re­cep­tion next year.

“This will also be a great op­por­tu­nity for our ath­letes to ex­pe­ri­ence the cul­ture and con­di­tions of the host na­tion lit­tle more than a year be­fore the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“Yoko­hama has long been re­garded as the gate­way to Ja­pan, as the first port opened to for­eign trade in 1859, and now it will once again wel­come the world.”

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