|IAAF Heritage Exhibition Brings Out the Stars|
by Mark Cullen
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|Heritage - and Heritage in the Making|
IAAF Heritage's Doha display is a tour de force of track and field history. Curator and Director Chris Turner has staged an extensive, masterful display of track and field history.
Yesterday, I rounded a corner on my way to the Heritage reception and found the Eatons and the Ingebrigtsens engaged in cheerful conversation. They weren't the only ones here.
Olympic decathlon gold medalist Daley Thompson, center,
and 2x World cross country champion, John Treacy, right
Mike Powell, World record holder and World champion, long jump
The Heritage display will conclude its six-month run next Monday, October 7, at Doha's City Center Mall. This is must see territory for every track fan here for the World Championships. https://www.iaaf.org/heritage/news/heritage-collection-doha-eaton-ashton-brianne
Eamonn Coghlan, 1983 World 5000m champion,
making a point with IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon
Chris Turner, IAAF Heritage Director
For heritage, note Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton,
and Mike Powell in the picture.
My favorite IAAF Heritage moment
Morocco's Nezha Bidouane taking a photo of her own display
Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2018
2x World champion, 400m hurdles
The University of Oregon's track and field bureau, which is onsite here in Doha with four students under the direction of instructor Lori Shontz, conducted extensive interviews with many of the sport's legends in attendance, most especially a lengthy, engaging one with Thiessen-Eaton. They will be posting their work on their website at https://sojctrack.uoregon.edu/.
University of Oregon School of Journalism Track Bureau students
Brett Taylor, Brooklynn Loiselle, Alex West, Nate Mann
It just goes to show that at the reception, you can always get what you want.