Rono, Masresha Confirmed For Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2018

The list of world-class marathoners that will compete for medals and cash prizes at the February 10, 2018, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon keeps growing by the day. Kenyan Georgina Rono and Ethiopian Azalech Masresha are the latest to join the class of elite female runners. Rono, winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and other elite…

Athletics: Police Officer, Aliyu Seeks To Lead Nigeria Coaches

The Track And Field Coaches Association Of Nigeria (TAFCAN) will on Thursday hold fresh elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. One of the top candidates in Thursday’s TAFCAN polls is Assistant Superintendent (ASP), Solomon Aliyu who is seeking to be the President of the coaches’ body. Aliyu who specializes in the Sprints and Hurdles…

WINNER CHOSEN FOR FAN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

A winner has been selected in the IAAF’s contest for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer. Held alongside the Photograph of the Year award for professional photographers, fan photographers were invited to submit their own entries via social media. The three finalists in the contest for professional photographers formed the…

GDYNIA AND MINSK TO HOST 2020 WORLD ATHLETICS SERIES EVENTS – IAAF

The first day of the 212th IAAF Council Meeting, chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, was held today (25) at Le Meridien hotel, Monaco. IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2020 The Polish port city of Gdynia which is part of the urban ‘Tricity’ with Gdansk and Sopot, the latter held the 2014 IAAF World Indoor…

BARSHIM AND THIAM NAMED 2017 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24). Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m…

FUTURE OF IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE PART OF THE ONGOING REVOLUTION IN ATHLETICS

The General Assembly of the IAAF Diamond League met today in London’s Olympic stadium to review the 2017 season and the structure of the sport’s top tier one-day meeting circuit from 2020 and beyond. The 2017 season marked the first stage of a fundamental restructuring of the IAAF Diamond League which adopted a championship-style model…

Lagos Women Run In Line With Ambode’s Initiative For Women

The General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, has disclosed that the event which has been scheduled to hold on Saturday November 11, 2017 is in line with the Lagos State’s Government’s initiative for women. The state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is always happy when he sees women engage in sports events with…

IAAF WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2017 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

With just 18 days to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, the IAAF can reveal the names of the finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Men – Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) Mo Farah (GBR) Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) Women – Almaz Ayana (ETH)…