David Katz appointed as the Road Course Measurer for the

2012 London Olympic Games


Kiev, UkraineAugust 8, 2010


The IAAF Council (International Association of Athletic Federations) has voted unanimously to approve the appointment of David Katz as the Road Course Measurer for the 2012 London Olympics Games.


Davidís responsibilities will include the measurements of the Olympic Marathon and Race Walking Courses. In addition, he will oversee the course set up and monitoring of the routes during the competition.


David has been a pioneer in the field of road race course measuring, first being appointed to the AAU Standards Committee Chaired by Ted Corbitt in 1977. Since then, David has assisted in the measurement of over 2000 courses including the 1984 & 1996 Olympic Games Marathons. He was appointed to the first class of IAAF Measurers in 1985.


In addition to his work in road race course measuring, David is a member of the 16 member IAAF Technical Committee that reviews all technical matters of track & field, road racing, and race walking.

Last year, the IAAF appointed David as one of the four International Cross County Road Race Officials (ICRO) in the world. More recently, he served as the one of the Technical Delegates to the World Junior Championships in Canada. Only one other American, Robert Hersh has ever served as a Technical Delegate for an IAAF World Championship.