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Gold Coast Airport Marathon achieves IAAF accolade

Gold Coast Airport Marathon achieves IAAF accolade
January 23, 2014

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon has confirmed its position as one of the world's leading road races after receiving an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.

Welcoming the accreditation, Queensland acting Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Tracy Davis congratulated the Gold Coast Airport Marathon on being the first marathon in Australia to receive this accolade.

Acting Minister Davis stated "every year the sport's world governing body, the IAAF, awards road race labels to marathons who have met strict criteria for excellence in planning, delivery and execution.

"After achieving an IAAF Road Race Bronze Label last year, it is a tremendous achievement for our home-grown event to now be recognised as one of the best in the world.

"The Gold Coast is now in esteemed international company alongside races such as the New York City Marathon, Tokyo Marathon and Berlin Marathon.

"The new rating is a testament to the event management expertise of the race organisers.

"The Newman Government is proud to support signature events like the Gold Coast Airport Marathon as part of our commitment to double overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020."

Athletics Australia Chief Executive Dallas O'Brien said the IAAF Road Race Gold Label designation showcased Australia's ability in delivering world-class road races.

O'Brien added "Australia has seen a significant increase in participation levels in marathon running over the past decade and credit must go to the organisation of road races such as the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

"The international recognition of the IAAF Road Race Gold Label will highlight Australia as a country that produces and delivers some of the finest marathon events in the world."

The 36th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6th July 2014.

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