Iaaf News

African long jump champion Samaai reveals what makes him tick

Samaai, who defended his African long jump title earlier this year and went on to win at the Iaaf Continental Cup in Ostrava 2018, explained why long jump is such a difficult and punishing discipline.

IOL , South Africa Dec 13, 2018

Online uproar as state overlooks marathon maestro in honours roll

Kipchoge shattered the world marathon record by 78 seconds at the Berlin Marathon, was crowned the Iaaf Male Athlete of the Year for his exploits and was named the UN Person of the Year.

The Star , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Haji, Waiguru, Joho feted as Eliud Kipchoge misses out

He was crowned the Iaaf Male Athlete of the Year for his exploits and was named the UN Person of the Year.

The Star , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Wide berth for sports in Presidential Awards

Eliud Kipchoge, named Iaaf Male Athlete of the Year just last week after breaking the Marathon World Record by the biggest margin in close to 50 years was also not visible in the list as was 3,000m women’s steeplechase World Record Holder Beatrice Chepkoech.

Capital News , Kenya Dec 11, 2018

MAKORI: Doha’s midnight marathon poses exciting challenge

There were key learning points from this race, especially with Doha hosting a mid-night marathon at next year’s Iaaf World Championships which the Qatari capital will host from September 27 to October 6.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 10, 2018

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

- Joshua Kipkorir won the race after clocking 2 hours 12 minutes 12 seconds in men's category - Priscah Cherono won in the women's category, followed by Stella Barsosio and Jane Jelagat - The winners, Kipkorir and Cherono, will each walk away with KSh 5.1 million - Kenya's victory in Singapore comes days after Eliud Kipchoge was crowned Iaaf Male Athlete of the Year 2018 That Kenya was the favourite team to win the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon was not in doubt, but sweeping it clean from position one to 17 was something else altogether.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 10, 2018

The kingmaker: Man who made Eliud Kipchoge

“My relationship with Eliud started in a funny way, at a local championship in Nandi,” Sang recalls in an interview with Lifestyle on the sidelines of the 2018 Iaaf World Athletics Gala in Monaco, where Kipchoge has just been named Male Athlete of the Year for 2018.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 9, 2018

IOC asks Senegal to cooperate in Diack probe

Investigators are particularly keen that Papa Massa Diack, son of the former Iaaf president Lamine Diack and himself a powerful marketing advisor to the federation, should answer questions.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 6, 2018

LOOK: Caster Semenya’s Forbes Woman cover is just ‘priceless’

In April, the International Association of Athletics Federations ( Iaaf) announced the decision to introduce new regulations for athletes with hyperandrogenism.

IOL , South Africa Dec 6, 2018

IOC asks Senegal to cooperate in probe

Investigators were particularly keen that Papa Massa Diack, son of the former Iaaf President Lamine Diack and himself a powerful marketing advisor to the federation, should answer questions.

The East African , Kenya Dec 6, 2018