30 Jan '17, 6pm

U.S. Travel Ban Raises Questions for Athletes and Competitions

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said in an email to Runner’s World that the governing body is seeking clarity. “We clearly need to understand the implication of this new U.S. immigration policy and will be seeking assurances that it will not adversely affect the IAAF World Championships in the USA in 2021,” a spokesperson said in the email. USA Track & Field has not issued a formal statement yet, but Jill Geer, chief marketing officer, said in an email: “We have been in contact over the weekend with the IAAF and the [U.S. Olympic Committee] on the matter and all are committed to doing everything we can to enable athletes to travel as needed for domestic and international events.” Similarly, New York Road Runners, which hosts the New York City Marathon in November as well as the NYC Half in March is also not certain how the policy might impact ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/us-travel-ban-r...

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