The African Athletics Development Center (AADC) in Dakar opened its doors to a class of 13 residents from 10 French-speaking countries.
The names of the five finalists for Men’s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2023 continues.
The names of the five finalists for Women’s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2023 continues.
This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2023 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2023. Soufiane El Bakkali, Kelvin Kiptum (Men), Tigist Assefa, Faith Kipyegon, Gudaf Tsegay (Ladies) are the Africans in the race for the titles.
11 nominees for Men’s World Athlete of the Year
Neeraj Chopra, IND, javelin
Ryan Crouser, USA, shot put
Mondo Duplantis, SWE, pole vault
Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR, 3000m steeplechase
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR, 1500m/mile/5000m
Kelvin Kiptum, KEN, marathon
Pierce LePage, CAN, decathlon
Noah Lyles, USA, 100m/200m
Alvaro Martin, ESP, race walk
Miltiadis Tentoglou, long jump
Karsten Warholm, NOR, 400m hurdles/400m
11 nominees for Women’s World Athlete of the Year
Tigist Assefa, ETH, marathon
Femke Bol, NED, 400m/400m hurdles
Shericka Jackson, JAM, 100m/200m
Faith Kipyegon, KEN, 1500m/mile/5000m
Haruka Kitaguchi, JPN, javelin
Yaroslava Mahuchikh, UKR, high jump
Maria Perez, ESP, race walk
Gudaf Tsegay, ETH, 5000m/10,000m
Sha’Carri Richardson, 100m/200m
Yulimar Rojas, VEN, triple jump
Winfed Yavi, BRN, 3000m steeplechase
Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Saturday 28 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics on 13-14 November.
The winners will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms on 11 December.
Further information about the World Athletics Awards 2023 will be announced in the coming weeks.
The first inspection mission of the Confederation of African Athletics, led by Aziz Daouda, technical director of the CAA, is staying in Cameroon. On October 6, the mission began inspecting the Japoma stadium in Douala. They will also inspect the Olembe stadium in Yaoundé, before deciding between the two stadiums, the one which will host for the 2nd time in Cameroon, the African Athletics Championship in 2024 just before the Olympic Games (OG).
At the first ever World Road Running Championships in Riga on October 1 we witnessed two world records in the road mile. The Ethiopian Diribe Welteji ran the women's world record while the American runner Hobbs Kessler won the title and set a new men's world record in a fierce competition. Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir and her compatriot Sebastian Sawe were crowned half marathon champions, while Beatrice Chebet from Kenya and Hagos Gebrhiwet from Ethiopia remained unbeaten in the 5km distance.
The next edition of the World Athletics Road Running Championships will take place in 2025 in San Diego, USA.
Around 340 athletes – including Olympic and world champions – from some 56 teams will compete in the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 on Sunday (1October).