DISCIPLINES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR

The disciplines for an exciting 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour have been confirmed. The scoring disciplines for 2018 are: Men: 60m, 800m, 3000m/5000m, shot put, pole vault, triple jump Women: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump With the new addition of the Madrid Indoor Meeting, the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour will consist…

LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Alli Dreams Gold Label With Ambode’s Support

The General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is optimistic, that the race will become an IAAF Gold Labelled race before its fifth edition. Last week, Lagos City Marathon, with its maiden edition in February 2016, joined the global elite family as the IAAF granted the race a Bronze Label status after just two editions….

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR TO BE RECOGNISED AT IAAF ATHLETICS AWARDS 2017

The IAAF will present an award for the best athletics photograph of the year at this year’s IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on 24 November. Any professional photographer who has been officially accredited at an athletics event in 2017 can take part. Photographers are requested to submit one photograph by email to iaafphotoaward@iaaf.org, and include a…

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Gets IAAF Bronze Label

It was celebration galore on Monday as the news filtered in that the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been awarded the IAAF Bronze Label by the governing body of athletics, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Staff at the Marathon Office, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, including Project Consultant Bukola Olopade and General Manager Yussuf…

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2017

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on Friday 24 November. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts,…

Lagos Can Be Africa’s Marathon Hub – Norrie Williamson

…Lagos can be Africa’s Marathon hub, its course better than Dubai IAAF and AIMS Grade A measurer, Norrie Williamson, has said Lagos, Africa’s largest economy, has the potential to be Africa’s marathon and road races hub because of her strong economy, people’s passion for sports and population. Williamson, who measured the course of many of…

CROSS COUNTRY INNOVATIVELY INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FOR BUENOS AIRES CROSS COUNTRY INNOVATIVELY INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FOR BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

The timetable of the athletics programme for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been published and, as was originally announced at the IAAF Council Meeting in Beijing in 2015, innovatively includes a cross-country element. As has been the case since the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, there are two stages to each…

JEPKOSGEI SMASHES WORLD 10KM RECORD IN PRAGUE

Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world 10km record* at the Birell Prague Grand Prix, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (9). The 23-year-old Kenyan clocked 29:43 to smash through the 30-minute barrier and break her own record of 30:04, also set in the Czech capital, at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on 1 April….

HOW TO FOLLOW THE IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE FINAL IN ZURICH

Sixteen IAAF Diamond League champions will be crowned on Thursday (24) at the Weltklasse in Zurich, the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals. In all, 17 freshly-minted world champions and 14 reigning Olympic champions will be on the slate before a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium. In eight events, the…

51ST IAAF CONGRESS CONCLUDES IN LONDON

The 51st IAAF Congress concluded at ExCel London on Thursday (3) on the eve of the IAAF World Championships London 2017. During his opening address, IAAF President Sebastian Coe compared his current presidency to his experience on the track. “As a miler, I’ve always looked at things in four parts,” he said. “Two years into…

IAAF ATHLETES’ COMMISSION VOTING TO OPEN ON 1 AUGUST

Elections for six places on the IAAF Athletes’ Commission will run from 1-12 August with all athletes accredited for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 eligible to vote. The IAAF Athletes’ Commission represents the link between athletes and the governing body, ensuring the voice of the athletes is heard and fed into decision-making processes. Fifteen…