Budapest Selected To Host 2023 IAAF World Championships

The IAAF has awarded the 2023 World Championships to Budapest, Hungary, the track and field governing body announced on Tuesday as part of their council meeting in Monaco.

Budapest has twice hosted the World Indoor Championships—in 1989 and 2004—but this event will mark the city’s first outdoor global championships. 

As part of the local organizing committee’s bid, a brand-new stadium will be constructed for the competition with an expected capacity of 40,000. The stadium will be located on the south side of Budapest along the eastern edge of the Danube River.

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said this on Budapest hosting the World Championships in 2023: “It has been the scene of some of our greatest moments as a sport. We are excited about their plans for a new stadium that will become a great legacy for athletics.”

With Caution, Emily Sisson Hopes For Fast Time At Houston Half Marathon

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HOUSTON (18-Jan) -- Emily Sisson has a very short résumé when it comes to the half marathon.  It is, nonetheless, impressive. 

In two starts at the distance, both at the United Airlines NYC Half in March of 2017 and 2018, she finished a close second to the winner.  In her first attempt she clocked 1:08:21 and was narrowly defeated by her training partner, Molly Huddle, who set the American record for an all-women's race: 1:08:19.  In the second, on a brutally cold and windy day, she lost by just one second to in a sprint finish to Ethiopia's Buze Diriba, clocking 1:12:24.  In those races, Sisson raced for position and wasn't focused on time.