Nairobi, Kampala, Ostrava, Doha to host IAAF World events

The Kenyan capital Nairobi will host the 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships. They were the only candidate city left in the running after Greensboro in North Carolina State in the USA and the Argentine capital Buenos Aires withdrew. Nonetheless the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario Arero [...]

Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj is inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

MOROCCO’S Hicham El Guerrouj has been inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame, the world athletics governing body revealed in Monaco on Tuesday (11 November). He first caught world attention when he claimed the bronze medal at the 1992 IAAF World Junior Championships in Seoul South Korea. El Guerrouj went on to become the world’s [...]

Ethiopia’s Yalew wins in Obudu makes history

Ethiopian defending champion Genet Yalew retained her crown at the Obudu African Mountain Running Championship at Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross River State South South Nigeria on Saturday (08 November). Yalew completed the women’s 8km course in 1:01:20. In the process she made history becoming the first to win the women’s race back to back. [...]