Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events

Message from the IAU’s Lin Gentling. This suspension affects Russia’s ability to participate in the IAU Trail Championship this in October 2016 in Portugal. 

Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) confirms that it will abide by and enforce the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to provisionally suspend the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).

The effect of this is that no Russian athletes will be invited to participate in any official IAU competition.

The IAU further expects that IAU-labeled races will not permit Russian athletes to participate in their events. The performances of Russian athletes will be removed from results of these events and will not be included in international ranking lists.

This will remain the position for as long as the suspension of ARAF by the IAAF remains in place.

We realize that all this very sad for the Russian athletes and we can only hope that their Federation will soon take the necessary measures to reinstate the international confidence in their anti-doping policy.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lin Gentling (lin.gentling@iau-ultramarathon.org)
IAU Area Representative for Americas
@IAUnews
http://www.iau-ultramarathon.org

More information about Russia’s suspension from the IAAF
IAAF PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDS RUSSIAN MEMBER FEDERATION ARAF

PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH RUSSIAN FEDERATION INSPECTION CRITERIA WILL BE BASED