Vin Lananna will be the new president of USA Track and Field (USATF). Lananna was confirmed to take over from Stephanie Hightower after fellow candidate Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s withdrawal from the race.

Hightower, who is stepping down after eight years in office, was last year elected as an IAAF Council member.

The 63-year-old Lananna, who served as the United States’ head coach at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is excited for his new role.

“I am excited to serve as President of USATF,” Lananna wrote on Twitter.

“We are so fortunate to have JJK as the iconic figure for our sport.

“She is a class person.”

Lananna is the President of TrackTown USA, which has been responsible for multiple national championships and the 2014 World Junior Championships.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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