About a year ago we were contacted by the Dutch Athletics Federation with the request if we would like to qualify for the IPC-status. In practise this meant that results performed by disabled athletes would be acknowledged by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and would be posted on the world ranking. We welcomed this opportunity and are looking back to a successful first year with over 120 IPC-acknowledged performances. A lot of personal records were set and even quite some National records have been improved.
As expected we found some room for improvement and after a thorough evaluation both parties decided to continue this partnership. Just like in 2014 all Runnersworld Track Meetings of 2015 will be IPC endorsed again. We are pleased to continue this cooperation and for next year we expect the number of IPC-acknowledged performances to increase.
Besides this we can inform you that from 29th May till 2nd June, Utrecht will host the Para Youth Festival and the second Track Meeting of next year will be integrated into this event. As a result, we expect some additional disabled athletes.