Happy birthday Kipchoge Keino!

Happy birthday to the great legend Kipchoge Keino ,84yrs.

2 times Olympics champion in 1500m (1968) & 3000mSc (1972) .

Headed NOCK- Olympics Kenya since 1999- 2017

Inducted to the World Athletics hall of Fame in 2012.

Honored with the naming of the Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour

Live long.

Info: Kenya sports news

The “Woman of the Year” in Dakar

Ms. Falilatou Tchanile-Salifou, named Woman of the Year at the 2023 World Athletics Awards, recently stayed in Dakar (Senegal). During this private visit, the president of the Togolese athletics federation met Lamine Faty, the general director of the CAA and the residents of AADC Dakar. Tchanile-Salifou had been honored by WA in recognition of her dedication to promoting women's rights and promoting gender equality in sport. As President of the Togolese Athletics Federation, Tchanile-Salifou had demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment, with a series of transformation initiatives throughout 2023 that left a lasting impact on the Togolese sporting landscape.

World Athletics Continental Tour returns for 2024

The 2024 World Athletics Continental Tour calendar has been published, with two months to go until the first Gold level meeting of the season in Australia.

More than 190 meetings are included in next year’s tour, which is divided into four levels – Gold, Silver, Bronze and Challenger. The status of each meeting is determined by the quality of competition and prize money on offer.

Letesenbet Gidey wins Fair Play Award

Ethiopia’s world 10,000m silver medallist Letesenbet Gidey has been named winner of the International Fair Play Award as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023.

Following nominations from fans, members of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) and World Athletics formed a jury to decide on a shortlist of fair play moments. Fans were then asked to vote via World Athletics’ social media platforms for the moment that they felt best exemplified fair play.

Laurent Meuwly receives Coaching Achievement Award

Laurent Meuwly has received the Coaching Achievement Award and becomes the first winner to be announced as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023. Laurent Meuwly has received the Coaching Achievement Award and becomes the first winner to be announced as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023.

Dakar Marathon: Kenya wins everything

The 4th edition of the Eiffage Dakar Marathon was held on Sunday November 19, 2023 in the streets of the Senegalese capital. Unsurprisingly, Kenya won the two main races thanks to Geoffrey Kipyego in the men's race and Cherotich Milgo in the women's race. Kenyan Cherotich Milgo won in 02:43:57. His compatriot Geoffrey Kipyego won the men's race in 02:25:13.

Senegalese athlete Mor Fall finished 2nd in the Men's Marathon with a respectable time of 02:30:05. This 2023 edition especially broke attendance records for the various events on Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 19.

The CAA prepares “Yaoundé 2024”

The president of the CAA, Hamad Kalkaba, brought together, on November 21, 2023 in Yaoundé, officials of the Cameroonian athletics federation and the Director General of the CAA, Lamine Faty, to discuss the holding of the 23rd African Senior Championships of Athletics planned for 2024 in Yaoundé. This meeting, at the Office of the President of the African Athletics Confederation in Yaoundé, took place after the audience with the Minister of Sports and Physical Education of Cameroon on the subject of this continental meeting.

The Director General of the CAA is currently staying in Cameroon to take stock of the preparations for these championships.

Road to Paris 2024

World Athletics has launched ‘Road to Paris 2024', an online tool to help athletes, media and fans track the qualification process for next year's Olympic Games.

Tigst Assefa smashes world marathon record

Ethiopia’s Tigst Assefa successfully defended her BMW Berlin Marathon title in style, smashing the world record with 2:11:53. Assefa took more than two minutes off the women’s world record of 2:14:04, which had been set by Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui held on to second place in 2:17:49, while Tanzania’s Magdalena Shauri made a remarkable breakthrough to take third place in 2:18:41, a huge national record.