The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS  FEDERATIONS  IAAF  says it has made significant changes to the regulations for IAAF LABEL ROAD RACES from 2019 to improve the quality of events for the athletes who take part and the fans that follow them according to an IAAF press release.

The changes to the IAAF Label regulations for 2019, include the introduction of a ‘PLATINUM LABEL’, the use of IAAF WORLD RANKINGS to determine an athlete’s Label status, and allowing 5km races to apply for Labels.

President of IAAF SEBASTIAN COE says these new regulation is a milestone for the IAAF and the global road racing community.

An IAAF Label denotes high standards in event organisation, full application of the IAAF competition rules, complete support from authorities for the event, a commitment by the organiser to the advancement of the sport, and concrete steps in the global fight against doping.