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Dec 05, 2017

David Rudisha in mourning

World 800 metres record holder David Rudisha on Monday buried his step sister, Harriet Namunyak at their Oltanki home in TransMara West, Narok County. Namunyak, 24, died at her Oltanki home on November 26 after a long battle with lung cancer. "It is so sad…
Nov 06, 2017

"Best athletes 2017": Almaz Ayana and Wayde van Niekerk aim for the coronation

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk are among the top three finalists for ‘best athletes of the year’ title. Almaz Ayana, the 10,000m world champion and 5000m world vice champion was nominated the best female athlete in 2016. The other…


Nov 03, 2017

World championships and Olympic Games : world rankings in place of minima

The IAAF has decided to reform its qualification system for the world championships( Doha in 2019) and for the olympic games(Tokyo in 2020), by creating world rankings following the model of the ATP and the WTA(Tennis) This is a small change which IAAF has…
Oct 04, 2017

Nominees announced for World Athlete of the Year 2017

The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. Voting closes on 16 October. At the conclusion of…

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