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Welsh Athletes onsite in Phoenix

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Welsh Athletics governing body, we are delighted to have recently welcomed the first cohort of Welsh athletes and coaches to Phoenix as part of their preparations for the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow next summer. Following the outstanding success of the inaugural European delivery of the Phase I coaches course in...

Swiss Federation onsite in Phoenix

November has seen an outstanding month of growth for Altis, with team staff travelling globally to deliver Coach Education courses in Europe and Asia. However, the Center has also been thriving with athletes from around the globe basing themselves there for winter preparations. Most recently, Altis have been delighted to welcome a group from the Swiss Athletics Federation to Phoenix...

An interview with Coach TaeYeoung Kim

Coach TaeYeoung Kim is a former International High Jumper with a Personal Best of 2.23m, and is now Team Korea manager and Coach. Taeyoung and Korea’s best hurdlers, high jumpers and decathletes are currently based onsite at Altis in Arizona until 20th December. So Taeyoung, first question – how are you finding life in Phoenix at Altis? We are enjoying Phoenix,...

The Canadians raise the bar

Heather Hamilton and Jason Wurster are pole vaulters from Canada who have trained and competed for over 10 years. They have also been in a relationship for almost 7 years and attribute their success in pole vault to a healthy, balanced relationship at home and at the track. They have recently completed two cycles in Phoenix and in the spring...

Van der Plaetsen praises World Athletics Center coaching

Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen has praised the World Athletics Center set-up and coaching as he bases himself in Phoenix to prepare for the Outdoor season. 'The World Athletics Center is a great place to train. It has near-perfect weather and you're surrounded by like-minded athletes and some of the best coaches in the world.' Said Van der Plaetsen,...

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,...

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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