2018 FBK Games, on June 3, here's the info you need! (to watch it, to know whose competing, to see the FBK records)

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FBK Games.jpgRegassa-Medhin-Gebrselassie-Belete-Merga-Hengelo12.jpgHaile Gebrselassie's last 10,000m on track, May 2012, photo by PhotoRun.net

The FBK Games is one of the true gems of athletics on the IAAF World Challenge circuit. The finest meet in the Netherlands, the Fannie Blankers Koen Games are held in honor of one of the finest athletes to ever come out of the Netherland, Fannie Blankers-Koen, who won four Olympic gold medals medals in the 1948 London Olympics, plus two bronze, one silver and five gold European Athletics medals between 1938 and 1950!

Fannie Blankers-Koen won her medals after giving birth to her children, something unheard of in her day. She challenged the then limits to women's sport, and in 1999, the IAAF named her Female Athlete of the Century.

The FBK Games is held in Hengelo, The Netherlands. The facility has seen world records over 2 miles, 5000 meters, 10,000 meters, by Haile Gebrselassie and 5000m WR by Kenenisa Bekele.

Jos Herman's company, Global Sports Communications, took over the meeting in 2018. We wish them well. RunBlogRun hopes to be back in Hengelo in 2019.

To see the entry fields, please, click here: Entrylist FBK Games 2018 (by May 22) NEW.pdf

To see the list of world records created, at FBK click here: FBK Games wereld records.pdf

To see the records for the FBK games, which are pretty damn impressive: meeting records.pdf

To see how to watch the streaming of the meet, for free, click here: http://www.watchathletics.com/schedule/watchlive/3790

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