European Athletics will host the second of its Running & Mass Participation Webinar Series on Wednesday 21 July.
With this year’s Olympic Games about to get underway – with the women’s and men’s marathons on 7 and 8 August respectively – the subject of this seminar is appropriately All Roads Lead To Sapporo This Summer - What to Expect And How To Prepare?
The key question that the seminar is aiming to address is, how different are the logistics for an Olympic Marathon compared to a ‘normal’ city marathon and what can athletes, coaches and team officials expect in Sapporo.
The guest speakers are Hokkaido Marathon Race Director and Tokyo Olympic Games Venue Manager Seiji Teramachi and Tokyo Olympic Games Technical Delegate (Road Events) David Katz with the session moderated by the leading coach and former British international marathoner Geoff Wightman.
Teramachi (JPN) is also a Committee Member of Japan Association of Athletics Federations. In 2012, he created an urban course starting and finishing in Odori Park, which is the basis for the Olympic marathon course.
Katz (USA) is also a World Athletics Road Course Measurer for these Olympic Games, with the marathons and race walks taking place in Sapporo about 800 kilometres north of Tokyo, He performed the same role at the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympic Games and he will be a Technical Delegate for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Webinar date and time: Wednesday 21 July. 1300-1415 CET (2000-2115 in Tokyo and Sapporo).
Free registration here.
The series will consist of 10 webinars running through the second half of 2021 – with the third webinar scheduled for 15 September following a holiday season break in August – all the way through to December.
The webinars are aimed at anyone involved in road running including, but not only, athletes, coaches, race organisers, industry specialists, partners and sponsors as well as the media.