A new series of athletics meets in the United States is set for 2021, giving the nation's best more opportunities to compete domestically.
Pro Track Series has been formed by a group of meet and race directors and is set to have seven meets between May and August 2021.
Los Angeles will host the first on May 14th, followed by the Portland Track Festival in Oregon on May 29th.
The Iowa High Performance meet in Des Moines is then scheduled for May 31st, with the Music Distance City Carnival meet taking place in Nashville on June 6th.
Two-track meets in Los Angeles are then set to take place on July 10th and 17th as part of the Under Armour Sunset Tour before the Ed Murphey Classic in Memphis in Tennessee hosts the final event of the series on August 14th.
The series will take a brief pause for the US Olympic trials, scheduled for June 18th to 27th, and then a break again for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, currently scheduled from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021.
"We need an actual formal [US] season, and we need it to be convenient for athletes, something to build a fan base," said Jesse Williams of Sound Running, as reported by Runner's World.