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The Cameroonian Hamad Kalkaba Malboum is since the beginning of the year, acting president of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), following the resignation of the Saudi Turki Al Alshaik ...
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, world marathon record holder, was named Best Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). World record marathon (2h1'39 ''), Eliud ...
The 28th Congress of the African Athletics Confederation (CAA), the 3rd African Under-18 Championship (U18) and the 14th African Under-20 Championship (U20) are the major events in Africa of 2019. ...
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record on Sunday 16/9/2018 in Berlin, covering the event in 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds. The Kenyan clears the time of his compatriot, Dennis ...

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Jan 16, 2019

Abdelhakim Dib (Algeria), Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau (Nigeria) and Jackson Tuwei (Kenya), new presidents of the…

The president of the Algerian Athletics Federation (FAA) Abdelhakim Dib, was elected head of the North Region of the African Athletics Confederation after the elections held in Zeralda (Algiers). Dib won three votes to two for Tunisian candidate Khaled Amara.…
Dec 31, 2018

Africa signs five world records in 2018

African athletics has been very successful in 2018 with five (5) new world records, including two for women, two for men and one for U20 boys. 24 March, Valencia – women’s half marathon world record 1:06:11wo Netsanet Gudeta Kebede (ETH) Previous: 1:06:25wo…
Dec 13, 2018

Moses Bantsi Retained as President of South Region

Moses Bantsi of Botswana, retained his position as President of Southern African athletics during the eighth Elective Congressof the CAA Southern Region at the Garden Court OR Tambo Hotel based at Isando, Kempton Park. Bantsi received 18 votes against 14…


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Dec 26, 2018

A look back at the ratified world records set in 2018

The past year has been a busy one for athletics statisticians as 21 ratified world records have been set throughout 2018. Between the start of February and the end of October, at least one world record was set in each calendar month. World records were also…
Dec 04, 2018

Jon Ridgeon, new IAAF Chief Executive Officer

The IAAF announced the appointment of Jon Ridgeon as its new CEO following approval by the IAAF Council on the first day of its 215th Council Meeting in Monaco. Ridgeon, 51, has spent his life in sport, starting out as an athlete competing in both the 110m…

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