The Hammamet Gulf course will host this Sunday February 25, 2024, the 6th edition of the African cross-country championships which recorded the participation of 12 countries as announced by the Tunisian Athletics Federation on his Facebook official page.
Kenya's Agnes Ngetich obliterated the women's world 10km record by running 28:46 at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, a World athletics label road race, on Sunday (14).
The 22-year-old becomes the first woman to break 29 minutes for the distance, improving by 28 seconds the previous road mixed race world record set by Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw in Castellon two years ago. Emmaculate Anyango also dipped under 29 minutes in Valencia, clocking 28:57 to finish runner-up to her compatriot.
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The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has elected the best athletes and officials of the year 2023.
BEST AFRICAN FEMALE ATHLETES
- FAITH KIPYEGON: KENYA 1500 m, Mile, 5000 m
Double World champion of 1500 m and 5000 m
World Record of 1500-Mile and 5000 m
During the Diamond League meeting in Florence, for her second track race of the season, KIPYEGON broke the 1500m world record in 3:49.11. In Paris, a week later, during the third 5000m race of her career, KIPYEGON broke the world record for this distance. A month later, at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, she broke the mile world record by five seconds, in 4:07.64. She performed a double at the 2023 Budapest World Championships by winning the 1500m and 5000m. She also won the shortest event of the Diamond League Finals (1500m), clocking 3:50.72 - the fifth fastest time ever.
Africa played its part well during the year 2023 with the coronation of Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, Kelvin Kiptum and Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa as Best athletes of the year. Falilatou Tchanile-Salifou (president of the Togolese athletics federation) was elected woman of the year. Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Giday (world vice-champion in the 10,000 m) won the International Fair Play Prize. Kenya’s Faith Cherotich and Emmanuel Wanyonyi were named as rising stars in 2023.
Important decisions regarding World Athletics’ World Plan, working groups and competition rules were among those made at the 233rd World Athletics Council Meeting in Monaco on 7-8 December.
In his summary of the year, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe highlighted the success of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 held in August; a first-rate event that left stakeholders and fans in no doubt that athletics is a sport that is punching its weight and on the move.
The African Athletics Development Center (AADC) in Dakar opened its doors to a class of 13 residents from 10 French-speaking countries.
The names of the five finalists for Men’s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2023 continues.