The distance races had been omitted on the earlier list but after Fridayâ€™s meeting of the IAAF Golden League Working Group, which consists of IAAF representatives, Golden LeagueÂ Meeting Organisers and representatives fromÂ Broadcasting and MarketingÂ partners, it was decided that there should be a distance race in the absence of other international races this year.
â€œWith neither an IAAF World Championships in Athletics nor an Olympic Games next summer, we believe that the IAAF Golden League has an even bigger role to play in promoting the sport of athletics. For this reason, we concluded that it is important toÂ add a menâ€™s distance running eventÂ and toÂ widen the opportunities for participation. IAAF Golden League meetingÂ organisers will now be able to present either a 3000m or 5000m event,â€ IAAF President Lamine Diack announced.
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