International Trail Running Association

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International Trail Running Association (ITRA) is the governing body for trail running. It was formed in 2013, emerging from the 1st International Trail Running Conference held in 2012.[1][2] Trail running was first recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (now World Athletics) in 2015 as a discipline of athletics.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "History". International Trail Running Association. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  2. ^ "International Trail-Running Association (ITRA) - first conclusions". (Press release). 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Trail running recognised as an official discipline of the IAAF". (Press release). 21 August 2015. Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ "IAAF Competition Rules 2016-2017" (PDF). International Association of Athletics Federations. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2017. IAAF Congress in Beijing voted to change Article 2 of the IAAF Constitution to include trail running officially as part of the definition of 'Athletics'
  5. ^ IAAF Congress, Beijing, China, 19 August 2015 – Day 1 NOTES

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