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We launched - ‘Journey to 2022’ - to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Journey to 2022 - #EAJourneyTo22 - championed athletics and running as the country prepared to host a huge summer of sport. It also helped shine a spotlight on the people, clubs and communities who keep athletics and running going throughout the year.

In addition, Journey to 2022 championed athletes and runners around whom our long-term strategy for the sport is centred.

The Commonwealth Games was an inspirational event with athletes from 72 Commonwealth nations and territories across Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas, becoming sporting heroes for millions of young people.

‘Journey to 2022’ is anchored around the reality that it takes more than the endeavours of each individual athlete to be part of this global sporting movement.

From their early years through to Commonwealth Games selection, each athlete representing Team England will have been supported along their journey by family, friends, teachers, coaches, officials, volunteers, and countless others within the sport.

With your help, we captured and shared those stories through our channels in the lead up to Birmingham 2022 across the five key areas of:

  • participation
  • clubs, leaders, and facilities
  • coaches and officials
  • competition
  • talent