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Diamond League: Ethiopia and Kenya oppose the IAAF

kalkaba 5000m damesThe International Athletics Federation has announced its intention to reduce the number of disciplines in the Diamond League and to eliminate long distance races. Kenya and Ethiopia strongly oppose this decision.

the president of the Kenyan Athletics Federation found that the suppression of the 5000m and the 10,000m was "totally unfair". This debate will be discussed at the 28th Congress of the African Athletics Confederation in Abidjan on April 15th.

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation has called the IAAF decision "illegitimate". Before explaining: "This decision shows that the IAAF is ready to withdraw these two races from the World Championships. "