Vin Lananna will be the new president of USA Track and Field (USATF). Lananna was confirmed to take over from Stephanie Hightower after fellow candidate Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s withdrawal from the race.

Hightower, who is stepping down after eight years in office, was last year elected as an IAAF Council member.

The 63-year-old Lananna, who served as the United States’ head coach at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is excited for his new role.

“I am excited to serve as President of USATF,” Lananna wrote on Twitter.

“We are so fortunate to have JJK as the iconic figure for our sport.

“She is a class person.”

Lananna is the President of TrackTown USA, which has been responsible for multiple national championships and the 2014 World Junior Championships.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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