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May 02, 2017

Tunisian and Mauritian success in the « CAA Combined events and race Walking challenges»

«CAA Combined events challenges » took place in Tunisia on 21st-22nd April 2017 with the participation of 6 Athletes in Heptathlon, 6 in Decathlon, 9 in 20 km race walking women and 8 in 20 km race walking men from Tunisia, Mauritius, Algeria and Ethiopia.…
Feb 21, 2017

U18 Championships hosting is withdrawn from Equatorial Guinea

The Confederation of African Athletics has withdrawn the organization of the 3rd Africa U18 Championships from Equatorial Guinea. This competition, previously scheduled from 29 June to 2 July 2017 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea is not cancelled and is subject of…
Feb 21, 2017

13rd Africa U20 Championships postponed to July 2017

The 13rd Africa U20 Championships to take place in Tlemcen (Algeria)12-15 May 2017 are postponed and now will take place from 29 June to 2 July 2017. This change occurred further to a request. The Confederation of African Athletics, after consideration has…
Feb 10, 2017

Kenya’s Jepchirchir sets world half-marathon record

Peres Jepchirchir set a world record in the women's half-marathon on Friday, the Kenyan clocking a time of one hour, five minutes and six seconds in the United Arab Emirates as runners from the East African nation swept the podium places. The 23-year-old…


Apr 24, 2017

World Relays2017: USA wins third straight Golden Baton

Solidifying their position as the strongest relay nation in the world, the USA collected their third successive Golden Baton honour at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017. The US won five of the nine events over the two-day programme, took silver in a pair…
Apr 24, 2017

“Hero” revealed as official mascot for IAAF World Championships London 2017

Hero the Hedgehog has today been revealed as the official mascot for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 following a nationwide search in partnership with iconic BBC children’s television show Blue Peter. Hero was created by Elinor, aged nine from the…

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