International Association of Athletics Federations
In December '07, for the first time ever, the IAAF initiated a system of Gold and Silver Labels for marathons and
road races around the world. Just 26 events were awarded Gold, and only 25 Silver Labels, worldwide, for 2011, as marks
of international excellence, to identify the best marathons and road races on the planet. To check out the world's best, that includes Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon [Silver Label], see www.iaaf.org/lrr11/.
The section includes a complete global Calendar, News items, Race Reports, and Photo Gallery.
The IAAF, under the leadership of its President Lamine Diack (SEN) who heads the 28 member Council, is the highest authority for athletics in the world. Today, the IAAF has 211 affiliated National Member Federations who gather once every two years for a Congress which is the IAAF's ultimate decision making body. The IAAF Headquarters has been located in the Principality of Monaco since 1993.