• Gdynia ready to rise to the challenge

September 24, 2020

The seaport of Gdynia on the Baltic coast of northern Poland will host two races for men and women. Plans to stage a mass participation run alongside it were abandoned, not surprisingly, but runners can still take part in a virtual race.

Athletes must be tested for coronavirus at home between October 8-14 before travelling and then, after arriving at Gdansk Airport in Poland, they must undergo a second test during an October 14-16 time period – with the latter test followed by an estimated six to eight-hour quarantine period for athletes in their hotel bedrooms while they await the results.

“Our focus is on delivering our first world championships since Doha in a successful and safe way,” says Ridgeon, referring to the 2019 World Championships in Qatar one year ago.