HTL had the privilege of leading the delivery of the IAAF Athletics Awards for a third successive year in December 2018, working in collaboration with PrettyGreen and SheyZam! Media Ltd. It was a spectacular occasion attended by over one hundred elite athletes, who traveled to Monaco from all around the globe.
Former 400m runner and now sports broadcaster Katharine Merry hosted alongside record-holding French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, as the pair guided the audience through the evening. The awards were presented in the company of IAAF President, Lord Sebastian Coe and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.
Tributes were paid to Andreas Brügger who received the 2018 President’s Award, following a lifetime dedicated to promoting and developing athletics. Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and triple & long jumper Caterine Ibarguen respectively won the Male and Female World Athlete of the Year Awards. Dr. Joe Vigil received the Coaching Achievement Award, and Evelyn Lopez won Woman of the Year 2018. Rising stars were awarded to Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis and American 400m hurdler Sydney McLaughlin.
HTL were also delighted to work with the IAAF during the summer of 2017 by supporting the delivery of the Athletics Connect Conference on behalf of the Global Athletics Community at London ExCel, just prior to the 2017 World Championships.