In-City-Event Golden Roof Challenge

In-City-Event Golden Roof Challenge

In-City-Event Golden Roof Challenge

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The Golden Fly Series has entered its fifth year! In 2018 the pole vaulters and long jumpers compete again in Innsbruck (AUT) and Schaan (LIE). The well-known in-city event series has in previous years already taken place in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) and Munich (GER).

As so-called “Golden Roof Challenge” the event series 2018 kicks off in the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck on June 2nd In the picturesque historic district of Innsbruck and in front of the world-famous “Goldenes Dachl”, the golden roof, world-famous athletes bring the audience close to the action. Innsbruck’s “Golden Roof Challenge” is the birthplace of the Golden Fly Series and is held for the 14th time. The competitions in pole vault and longjump create high tension for the fans – with the topstars competing in touching distance.

The centrepiece of the contest is the “FlySwat”, the largest mobile athletics facility in the world. It’s 72.3 metres long and weighs 25 tons. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has certified the mobile set-up as an official competition facility and will officially approve any world records set on the set-up. To ensure exciting competitions for the viewers, the organizers only invite world-class athletes plus some local wild cards to the event.