Definitive Stat Source ATFS Annual, Athletics 2024 Available Now

This year’s ATFS Annual, Athletics 2024, edited by Richard Hymans and Stuart Mazdon, has now been published in a hard-copy edition. Following the untimely death of Peter Matthews last year, we learned just how much work goes into the book, even with this year’s simplified contents, and we apologize for the lateness of the publication date.

The book is available, as in previous years, from Production of the 2024 Annual would not be possible without the generous support of a grant from the International Athletics Foundation. We also recognize the continuing support of World Athletics.

The book has slightly different contents from previous years, and it has grown to 626 pages. Instead of the usual review of the year and championship results, we took the opportunity to include much deeper all-time lists, which Peter Matthews maintained (to even greater depth) through 2023. Contents are:

– World, continental, age-group and indoor records
– World all-time lists, expanded this year to 50-deep performances and 100-deep athletes in all standard men’s and women’s events
– World lists for 2023 – generally 150-200 deep for all standard events
– Index of nearly 4000 athletes
– Biographical details of 742 of the world’s top athletes
– National champions in 2023
– World marathon, road race and ultrarunning reviews
– World Indoor Lists 2024
– Obituaries
– Book Reviews

The price is a little more than last year because of the extra pages, though exact cost and postage depends on your location.

You can either search for “Athletics 2024” on the web-site, or use this URL directly:

You should be able to order in the same way as for any other online retailer. There is currently a Lulu voucher code of EMAILFRIENDS15 which will give a 15% discount, but this is only likely to last for a few days.

If you have questions, or problems ordering from, please reply to, which forwards to both Tom Casacky, ATFS Treasurer, and Stuart Mazdon.

If you have comments about the contents and which sections are most/least useful, including the sections from previous annuals, please let us know at the above address, as this will help to guide work on next year’s annual.