World Athletics Center founder John Godina reflected on the IAAF World Championships in Moscow that saw Pole Vaulter Brad Walker finish 4th place in the World, Belgian decathlete Thomas Van Der Plaetsen record a PB in his first World Championships, and discus thrower Vikas Gowda finish 7th in his World final.
‘The World Athletics Center is proud of our athletes’ efforts at the World Championships and we want to thank them all for their efforts throughout the year and in Moscow.’ Said Godina, who won four World Championship gold medals.
‘Now it’s time to look forward to next season and announce that we are taking applications to the World Athletics Center for 2014. A limited number of elite athlete slots are available in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws, and we look forward to announcing our new athletes in the fall.’
Sprints & Hurdles coach Andreas Behm is also looking forward to the new year and the new intake of athletes who are joining the center in Arizona.
‘It was great to be part of such an awesome competition in Moscow and I am excited about all the young faces and emerging talent that was showcased here.’ Said Behm.
‘We are looking forward to wrapping up our season strong and can’t wait to start fall training in our new home at the World Athletics Center in Phoenix.’
Any elite athletes looking for a training base for 2014 should get in touch with John directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org