Welcome to this week’s Weekly Recap: 20th of November to 26th of November. This week’s edition we will look at:

  • Carlee Beattie announces her retirement
  • Dame Valerie Adams elected to join World Athletics Council
  • NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships
  • Athletics New Zealand 2020 major event grid
  • Road measuring for Palau 2020 events

Oceania Athletics Association

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Carlee Beattie announces her retirement
Carlee Beattie has today announced her retirement from competitive athletics after a phenomenal career spanning 11 years. The 6-time International Medalist, 2015 World Champion, World Record holder and our very own Oceania Athletics Staff Member has opened up about her injury that has prompted her retirement less than a year out from the Tokyo Paralympics. Congratulations Carlee, we wish you all the best going forward.

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Dame Valerie Adams elected to join the World Athletics Council
Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Valerie Adams of Athletics New Zealand has made history alongside World pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie. Both becoming the first active athlete to join the World Athletics Council as full voting members, following the governance reforms introduced in 2016. The newly elected Athletes’ Commission today selected Lavillenie as the new Chairperson and Adams as the deputy chairperson, and they will become the two athlete representatives on the Council for the next four years. 

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Athletics Australia

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NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships
This weekend NCAA followers will draw their attention to a small town in Indiana called Terre Haute. The event is well known for being one of the most competitive and unpredictable races of the year.
The focus of this event is as much about placing highly to assist your team score valuable points as it is on the individual performance to place on the podium. Last year saw Australian athletes Morgan McDonald (1st) and Jessica Hull (3rd) up on the podium.

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Athletics New Zealand

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Palau Track & Field Association

Visit Palau Track & Field Association Facebook page to keep up to date with everything athletics in Palua.

Road measuring for Palau 2020 events
Today, 11/23/19, Mr. FUNG, a certified Road measurer is here in Palau to measure the 2020 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 3k route event that is set to be held on April 19th, 2020. Thanks to the Embassy of Taiwan and PVA office for assistance for making this possible. 

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