取消公告－2021 IAU 24H 世錦賽[羅馬尼亞] & 2021 IAU 50K世錦賽[台灣]
Cancellations of 2021 IAU 24H and IAU 50K World Championship
原定於2021年10月2日至 3日在羅馬尼亞舉辦的 2021 IAU 24H世界錦標賽（及同場WMA 24H世界長青錦標賽），與原定於2021年10月31日在台灣舉辦的 2021 IAU 50K世界錦標賽。
當然，IAU立即意識到這樣的決定讓超馬界很失望，但希望能夠期待所有人在 2022 年有更好未來。目前，2021年11月11日至14日在泰國清邁舉行的山徑越野世界錦標賽的籌備工作仍在繼續進行，但所有相關組織將繼續監測情況。
We are deeply sorry to have to announce the cancellation of both the 2021 IAU 24 hours World Championships scheduled for 2-3 October 2021 in Romania, together with the associated WMA 24H World Championships, and also the IAU 50K World Championships which were going to be held in Chinese Taipei on 31st October 2021.
The decision to cancel the events was taken jointly with the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the Romanian Athletic Federation and the WMA in the case of the 24H World Championships, and also the LOC the Chinese Taipei Association of Ultrarunners for the 50K World Championships.
In both cases the decisions were taken after consideration of all the current risks and benefits of holding international championships in the respective host countries. The local situations in each host country differed but, more importantly, we needed to consider the global variation in risks as well. The safety of the athletes and spectators were a priority as well as to make sure that the participants from all regions had a fair chance to take part in the World Championship.
We are acutely aware that this will cause a lot of disappointment in our community but hopefully we can look forward to a better picture in 2022 for all of us. Currently preparations for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai in Thailand from 11th to 14th November 2021 continue to progress however all the organisations involved will continue to monitor the situation.
All best wishes and stay safe and well in these troubled times.
IAU Executive Council
June 25th, 2021