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.


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.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze for Africa

Africa returned from the World Indoor Championships (Glasgow 2024 from March 1 to 3) with a harvest of 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze.

Ethiopia (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze), Burkina Faso (1 Gold), Algeria (1 Silver), Benin (1 Bronze) and Kenya (1 Bronze) thus enabled Africa to appear in the Medal Table. The United States (6 Gold), Belgium (3 Gold) and New Zealand (2 Gold) occupy the final podium.

6th African Cross-country Championships Kenya confirmed its supremacy

The 6th African Cross-country Championships took place in Hammamet, Tunisia on Sunday February 25, 2024. Kenya confirmed its supremacy ahead of Ethiopia and Uganda.

Only 9 nations took part in

6th African cross-country championships: 12 countries to compete in Hammamet

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.

Kelvin Kiptum’s tragic death

Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum, the marathon world record holder, died in a road accident on Sunday, February 11 in his country. In addition to Kiptum, his coach, Rwanda’s Gervais Hakizimana, also died in the accident.

Agnes Ngetich smashes world 10km record

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.