Beatrice Chebet breaks world 10.000m record

In a race that was set up as a 10.000m world record attempt, the competitor who initially had no intention of challenging the record became the one ultimately to smash it. 

Sekgodiso clocks world 800m lead in Marrakech

South Africa’s Prudence Sekgodiso achieved her first ever victory in a Wanda Diamond League meeting, winning the 800m at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athlétisme in Marrakesh in a world-leading 1:57.26 on Sunday (19).

The Memorandum of Understanding sealed

The MoU relating to the organization of the 23rd African Senior Athletics Championships was initialed and signed on May 10, 2024, by the three main stakeholders, namely, the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education of the Republic of Cameroon (Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi), the Confederation of African Athletics (Mr Hamad KALKABA MALBOUM) and the Cameroonian Athletics Federation (Mr Emmanuel Motomby Mbome). The signing ceremony illustrates the commitment without reserves by the parties to successfully organize this major event of African Athletics. The Championships will be organized from June 21 to 26, 2024 at “Stade de la Réunification” in Douala.

Olympic relay fields formed at WRE Bahamas 24

70 teams have qualified for relay events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games following two days of thrilling action at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 (4-5 May)

Fourteen teams in each of the five disciplines being contested in Nassau – the women’s and men’s 4x100m and 4x400m plus the mixed 4x400m – automatically qualified for Paris places. The first 40 qualified teams were confirmed on Saturday and the final 30 on Sunday, following a second Olympic qualifying round for teams that missed out on day one.

World Athletics Relays: Entry lists for “Bahamas 24” published

Entry lists for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 confirm that 893 athletes from 54 countries will descend on Nassau for the global event on 4-5 May.

A total of 32 teams are entered for the men’s 4x100m and 30 are entered for the women’s 4x100m. There’ll also be 32 teams for the men’s 4x400m, 27 for the women’s 4x400m and 30 in the mixed 4x400m.

Kip Keino Classic: Tebogo and Lindsey shone in the 200m

American Courtney Lindsey beat Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo in the photo finish, both having crossed the finish line in 19''71 (-1.5 m/s), co-signing the best world performance of the year in the half -round of the track, during the Kip Keino Classic international meeting held last Saturday. The meeting was marked, however, by the superb performance of Canadian hammer world champion Ethan Katzberg, who won with a throw of 84.38 m. This is his personal best, the best mark of the year and also the farthest throw achieved since 2008, making the Canadian the 9th performer in history. His previous record was 81.25 m in 2023 during the World Championships in Budapest.

The CAA received in audience by the Prime Minister of Cameroon

The 23rd edition of the African Athletics Championship will take place from June 21 to 26, 2024 in Douala, Cameroon.

The visit on April 16, 2024 of the Executive Office of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) to the Cameroonian Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Nguté, testifies to the importance given to this continental competition. The Organizing Committee took this opportunity to express its gratitude to the CAA for its support and to present some grievances.

CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Africa on Top

Africa confirmed its supremacy during the world cross-country championships held on March 30, 2024 in Belgrade (Serbia). All five titles at stake were won by Africans.

Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo and Kenyan Beatrice Chebet retained their titles in the “AS” races.

They were ten to be dreaming of the title.  At the bell, Jacob Kiplimo, the defending champion, accelerated the pace and stretched the leading group to offer himself a second world title in 28:09, the 3rd in a row for his country, after that of Joshua Cheptegei in 2019. The Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi took 2nd place in 28:12, while Kenyan Benson Kiplangat was 3rd in 28:14.

African Games: Gina Bass and Louis F. Mendy put on the show

The residents of AADC Dakar performed well during the African Games which took place in Accra (Ghana). Thus, Louis François Mendy from Senegal won Gold in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13”61. Gina Bass of Gambia flew through the women's 100m and 200m finals, clocking 11.36 and 23.13 respectively. Sidonie FIADANANTSOA from Madagascar finished 2nd in the 100m hurdles final in 13”19 behind world record holder Tobi Amusan from Nigeria (12”89). Saly Sarr from Senegal took the bronze medal in the Triple Jump by landing 13m60.