EUGENE, USA – The IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, which start on July 22, are on course to become one of the biggest gatherings in terms of participating IAAF Member Federations in the history of the Championships, according to the IAAF.

So far 175 IAAF Member Federations have confirmed their participation in the Championships; the most attended edition was Beijing 2006 with 176 countries, followed by Annecy 1998 with 170 countries. 

According to the world governing body, with a total of 1546 athletes entered (831 men and 715 women), the expected participation figure will be just shy of the record set at the last edition of the Championships in Barcelona two years ago, making it the biggest ever age-group athletics event held outside of Europe.


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