The World Keeps Running - IAAF web site for young Athletes
The World Keeps Running is a project that the IAAF has initiated for young athletes. The “Kids Challenge” is aimed at 13 to 15 year olds and is divided into two sections - 13 and 14 year olds and another section for 15 year olds.
Click following link and you will be sent to The World Keeps Running web site: http://worldkeepsrunning.org/Home.aspx
As an incentive there are prizes up for grabs. The IAAF says that they will reward the young athletes who have obtained good results as part of their innovative 'Zero to Hero' programme.
For inspiration there are articles for the younger readers. World class athletes are interviewed: Haile Gebrselassie (holder of 25 world records), Usain Bolt (current 100m and 200m Olympic Champion) and Benita Johnson (a road and track running sensation who used to be a top Australian Hockey player).
There’s also a section on the site for nutrition and hydration, how to warm up and stretch, clothing and footwear, through to race day and also advice on setbacks. The site is updated on a regular basis so it’s a good idea to check back every now and then.
If you register you can maintain a training schedule online. You need to provide a little information. This information is used to identify you when you return to the site so that they can show you your latest training schedule information.
The IAAF says that ‘The world keeps running is part of the International Association Of Athletics Federations’ “Athletics World Plan” which aims to drive the sport forward as it approached the centenary of the IAAF in 2012’.