It is "an exciting duel, by analogy with the Ryder Cup", announced the European association of athletics. It is the first time since 1960 that the athletics once again a duel between Europe and the United States. The edition of 2019 will take place in Minsk on 9 and 10 september, in the run-up to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha, that only starts on the 28th of september.
"In each discipline will be four athletes per continent to participate," explains Svein Arne Hansen, the president of the European association of athletics. All kampnummers in Minsk on the menu, like all loopnummers to the 3,000 meter steeple. In the hope of the better athletes from both federations at the start, there is a 7000 euro prize money was allocated to the winner in each discipline.