The International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU)
is the international governing body of ultra running (events longer
than the marathon). On 1984, Apr 23 in Vienna at the diner
after the Donau run seven competitors and one statistician from AUT, ENG,
FRA, FRG and USA founded this association.
Since 1988 the IAU is under the patronage of the International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).