I’m sure I’m not the only person who, after watching 2007 film The Bucket List, began to think of things they’d like to do before they die.
Like Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in that film, I’d love to go skydiving, visit the Taj Mahal and fly over the North Pole. But before I do those trivial things, there’s the far more important matter of attending various athletics meetings around the world.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have already been to many of the competitions that make up my ‘athletics bucket list’, but if ever I win the lottery, I’d love to travel the world and tick off all the remaining meetings on my list.
The below list is roughly in order of importance. I’ll probably add to it (and update it) as time goes on, but for now, this is it. Feel free to post a comment below with your athletics bucket lists.
My bucket list
European Cup / European Team Championships
Continental Cup / World Cup
Pre Classic, Eugene
Bislett Games, Oslo
DN Galan, Stockholm
Memorial Van Damme, Brussels
New York City Marathon
World Half Marathon Championships
World Cross Country Championships
Hallesche Werfertage, Halle