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Things are shaping up well for the Côte d'Ivoire who will host the U18 and U20 African Championships in April.  As a prelude to this important competition, a delegation from the African ...
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. ...

African News

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…


Feb 13, 2019

Falah, mascot « Doha 2019 », unveiled

Following a nationwide competition, the winning design of the mascot for the Middle East’s first-ever World Athletics Championships was announced on the country’s annual National Sports Day. Falah, an athletic falcon emblazoned in the Qatari flag’s maroon…
Jan 29, 2019

Elio Stroppiana, co-founder of Mondo, dies

The IAAF is deeply saddened by the news that Elio Stroppiana, a co-founder of Mondo, died on Saturday (26) after a long illness at his home near Alba, Italy. Stroppiana was 80. Together with his brother Ferruccio, Stroppiana co-founded Mondo, turning the…

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