Medulin and Pula to Host 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships

Daniela Rogulj

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Tokyo will host the World Athletics Championships in 2025, the members of the World Athletics Executive Committee decided at a meeting in Eugene, where the 18th edition of the World Championships will be held until July 24, reports

At the same meeting, it was decided that Medulin and Pula will host the 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships, and two years later, that competition will be held in the American city of Tallahassee, Florida.

“It is a great honor for Croatia and the Croatian Athletics Federation to host the 2024 World Athletic Cross Country Championships. We are grateful to World Athletics for the trust shown, and now it is up to us to present Croatia, Istria, Medulin, and Pula, as well as the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in 18 months in the best light,” said the president of the Croatian Athletics Federation, Ivan Veštić, and added:

“The best Europeans ran in Medulin in 2002, and in 2024 the world’s best runners will compete on the most beautiful cross-country course in the world.”

Tokyo beat Nairobi, Katowice, and Singapore in the race to host the Athletics World Championships.

“In the strong competition of candidates to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships, Tokyo has presented an exceptional candidacy. I hope that bringing the world’s athletics elite to Tokyo again will be a shining example for Japan, which will celebrate 100 years since the founding of the National Association of Athletics Federations in 2025,” said the president of World Athletics Sebastian Coe.

Tokyo will host the World Championships for the second time in history. The first time it was host in 1991 when the third edition of the World Athletics Championships was held, while 34 years later, the 20th edition will be held.

Next year, Budapest will host the 19th edition of the World Athletics Championships.

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