For the first time, the local organiser of a World Championships is contributing to the fight against doping with an extra voluntary financial donation of 50,000 dollars to strengthen the event’s anti-doping program.
The IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 thus reaffirms the commitment of the organiser and of the main collaborator, the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, to the sport and the transmission of values relating to fair play in the race.
The organiser of this IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships event knows that doping damages the credibility of sport and wants to actively combat cheating in the world of sports and, more specifically, in athletics.
So, this will be the first time that a LOC (Local Organising Committee) for a World Championships event contributes economically, and directly, to the fight against doping. Not only will the usual mandatory controls be carried out, but an additional amount of 50,000 dollars will be voluntarily allocated to carry out more analyses in the important period leading up to the event and to place more samples in long term storage for re-testing after the event. This enhanced program will be implemented by the IAAF’s, Independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
The organisers of the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 are working to ensure that on 24 March the City of Running experiences the best world championship ever. It will be a sporting festival where athletes who do not respect the sport’s values are not welcome.