Athletics Kenya boss eyes IAAF vice-presidency

Isaiah KiplagatLong-serving Athletics Kenya (AK) president, Isaiah Kiplagat will run for one of the vice-president posts at world governing body, IAAF next year, the veteran administrator announced in Nairobi on Thursday.

Kiplagat is eyeing one of the vice-presidents posts set to be vacated by Britain’s Lord Sebastian Coe and Ukraine’s Pole vault record holder, Sergey Bubka who will be vying for the top post in world athletics to succeed Senegalese national, Lamine Diack, 80, who is stepping down after 16 years in charge.

“The experience I have in administration of the sport as president of AK and a long-serving IAAF Council member will help our new president in ensuring our most popular sport in the Olympics grows even further,” Kiplagat said.

A more detailed statement of his campaign will be made public in the coming days as he deals with the constitution of a Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships that were given to Kenya by the world body’s Governing Council last week in Monaco.

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