USATF News and Notes, March 9, 2018
USATF’s David Katz named Course Measurer for 2020 Olympic Games
INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USATF official and technical expert David Katz has been selected as Course Measurer for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 at the recent IAAF Council Meeting in Birmingham, England. This is his Katz’s third appointment in this role, having previously served in 2012 and 2016.
A member of the IAAF Technical Committee since 2003, he has served a variety of roles in his more than 35-year career, including Technical Delegate, ICRO, Technical Director, Meet Director, athlete, surveyor, and coach with a strong technical background in both track & field and road racing.
Katz was Technical Delegate for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships and the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He has been ICRO for three IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and International Road Course Measurer at the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as road course measurer at the 1984 and 1996 Games. He served as an International Road Course Measurer at the 2016 Olympic Games and was technical director for the Millrose Games, adidas Grand Prix, New Balance Boston Indoor Games and the Goodwill Games.
Katz is a member of the 2017 USATF Officials Hall of Fame and the USATF New York association.