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Golden girl Bleasdale aims for greater heights

After winning gold at the European Indoors in Gothenburg earlier this year, Holly Bleasdale is hoping to emulate that winning feeling outdoors. The 21 year old British record holder had a lot to ponder, after finishing sixth in her home games in 2012, with the possibility of a new beginning with Dan Pfaff over the pond. Holly’s decision to join...

Frankie’s on the Wright track

American athlete Frankie Wright explains about his switch to the 400 metres after starting off in the field. Frankie is currently training at the World Athletics Center under the tutelage of Dan Pfaff. 'I use to be a long jumper at the University of Oklahoma and now I'm a 400m runner. The transition from jumps to sprints was pretty difficult...

Dan Pfaff joins World Athletics Center

Dan Pfaff has been named to the dual roles of Education Director and Jumps coach at the World Athletics Center, based in Phoenix, Ariz. Pfaff, who has coached nine Olympic medalists and five world record-holders during his famed 39-year career, was appointed by World Athletics center founder John Godina. “Coach Pfaff represents the highest level of coaching in our sport,”...

Norwegian prospects attend Phoenix training camp

Norwegian rising stars Per Magne Florvaag, Marius Bakken Støle and Joachim Sandberg have spent the last few weeks at the World Athletics Center in Phoenix under the guidance of the centers' top coaches. Per competes in the Pole Vault and recorded a personal best of 5'30" at the indoors in Sandnes on home soil. Marius and Joachim are both hurdlers,...

Ato Boldon visits World Athletics Center

Former World Champion sprinter Ato Boldon visited the World Athletics Center today as part of his work for Inside Athletics. The Trinidad and Tobago star is one of four people in history, that includes a list of Usain Bolt, Frankie Fredericks and Carl Lewis, to win four Olympic medals for sprint events. He currently holds national records in 50, 60...

Shotputter Orazio Cremona wins South Africa National Championships!

The World Athletics Center's South African shotputter Orazio Cremona won the South African National Championships on Saturday. The former African Championships silver & bronze medalist, Cremona, threw a personal best of 19.84 in Stellenbosch to win the competition. He has been training under the guidance of former shotput World Champion John Godina at the World Athletics Center in Phoenix.

WAC signs 4 year agreement with Shanghai

The World Athletics Center has agreed to a four year development project with the Shanghai Sports Institute. We are excited to assist the Shanghai administration with athlete and coach education as well as elite athlete training. Currently, elite athletes and coaches in the throws, jumps, multi-events, sprints and hurdles are under the tutelage of World Athletics Center coaches and staff...

Gowda throws season’s best

World Athletics Center's Vikas Gowda threw 65.82, setting his seasons best at a track meet in Mesa over the weekend. The Indian discus thrower broke a 6 year old stadium record, the previous stadium record being 63.69 set in 2007 by ASU's Adam Khuel. Vikas was 2006 US NCAA National Champion in discus for the University of North Carolina at...

Sang Hyeok Woo wows Sun Angel crowd

Sang Hyeok Woo wowed the crowd at the Sun Angel Track Classic in the boys High Jump on Thursday. Woo, who is just 15 years old, has been training at the World Athletics Center for two-weeks in spring break. Woo broke the Sun Angel Track high school meet record clearing 7-1, the previous record had been 6-11. 'Based on the...

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