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Meet the Young Leaders: Michele Fortunato

April 12, 2017

As part of our new series, we have interviewed members of the European Athletics Young Leaders Youth Team. They were all nominated by their federations to take part in the Young Leaders Forum in Amsterdam last summer and are all recognised as potential leaders of our sport in years to come. 

The European Athletics Young Leaders Community is a platform for active young and ambitious people who are interested in developing work and life skills, community service and making new friends.

 

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Michele Fortunato is a member of the European Athletics Young Leaders Community. Michele Fortunato is a member of the European Athletics Young Leaders Community. @ European Athletics

Duplantis vaults his way into history

April 3, 2017

It was moment Sweden´s Armand Duplantis will never forget and a signal to the sport of what a star he is set to become. On Saturday at the Texas Relays in Austin, Duplantis broke the World Under-20 pole vault record by soaring over at 5.90m – at the age of just 17.

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Armand Duplantis of Sweden broke the world under-20 pole vault record by soaring over at 5.90m at the age of just 17. Armand Duplantis of Sweden broke the world under-20 pole vault record by soaring over at 5.90m at the age of just 17. Getty Images

500 days to Berlin 2018

March 27, 2017

The countdown to the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships started in earnest on Saturday with just 500 days to go before the gun sounds to get the event underway.

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The 2018 European Athletics Championships! The 2018 European Athletics Championships!