World Athletics Heritage Plaque: World Athletics Heritage Plaque award launched by IAAF President Coe

Legendary track and field performers Paavo Nurmi, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen and Emil Zatopek are among a dozen athletes being honoured here as the first recipients of a scheme to mark their deeds with commemorative plaques. An International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Athletics Heritage Plaque – due to be designed through a public competition – will adorn locations closely associated with each recipient. From