Pro Athlé Tour

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The Pro Athlé Tour (formerly the Alma Athlé Tour) is a series of the foremost annual outdoor track and field meetings in France. It is organised by the Ligue Nationale d’Athlétisme (LNA) and the Fédération française d'athlétisme. The series was sponsored by Groupe Lagardère from 2006 to 2008 and Alma Consulting Group held the title sponsor role in 2009 and 2010.

The meetings feature elite-level competition of both an international and national nature. The world best in the 2000 metres steeplechase was beaten twice on the 2010 tour, first by Bouabdellah Tahri and then by Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad.[1][2] At the first meeting of the 2011 series, Christophe Lemaitre improved the French record in the 100 metres to 9.96 seconds in Montreuil.[3]

The series currently comprises five meetings:

A sixth meeting, the Meeting Lille Métropole, was previously part of the circuit but it was dropped for the 2011 series.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2010-06-26). Tahri runs 5:13.47 World best for 2000m Steeple. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  2. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2010-07-01). 2000m Steeple World best falls again, this time to Mekhissi-Benabbad in Reims; Robles hurdles 13.09. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  3. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2011-06-08). Tamgho and Lavillenie notch world leads in Montreuil, Blake edges Lemaitre in fast 100m. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  4. ^ Le Pro Athlé Tour dans les starting-blocks ! (French). FFA/LNA (2011-05-23). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  5. ^ L’Alma Athlé Tour est né ! (French). FFA (2009-04-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.

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