SPORT ATHLETICS
AFFILIATE National Association of Athletic Administration
PRESIDENT Ephraim SERRETTE
SECRETARY Alan BASOOLAL
CONTACT (868) 222-0999/(868) 679-3276
MAILING ADDRESS P.O Box 605, Port of Spain
EMAIL tri@mf.iaaf.org
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Sprinter Khalifa St Fort had all gathered at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo holding their breaths for more than one reason yesterday in the final of the girls Under—20 100 metres event at the Carifta trials.

Read more: St Fort’s speed steals day 1 spotlight

THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) have certified the Tobago marathon course for the first ever International Sea to Sea Marathon scheduled for May 21- 22. “This event is designed to be a platform to showcase Tobago and draw high value visitors to the island.” explained Garth Alleyne, director of Strategic Relations for Sea to Sea Events Ltd. “The Marathon will draw runners and visitors from around the world for a full weekend of activities with 5K and 10K races on May 21 and half and full marathons on May 22.”

Read more: Tobago to stage IAAF sanctioned meet

Triple Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson and National sprint queen Kelly-Ann Baptiste opened their 2016 season with second place finishes at the LSU Performance Meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. Thompson was second in the men’s 60m dash in 6.74 seconds. The national 100m record holder was beaten to the line by Gabriel Mvumvure of Zimbabwe (6.69) with another local sprinter Shermund Allsop in sixth (6.89).

Read more: Thompson, Baptiste second in LSU 60m

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe tonight claimed he is “angered and dismayed” by multinational food company Nestlé’s decision to withdraw its sponsorship of the governing body’s Kids Athletics programme in the wake of the current doping crisis engulfing the sport.

Read more: Coe claims "it's the kids who will suffer" after Nestlé pull IAAF sponsorship

Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero will be on the streets of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, tomorrow night (TT time), bidding for an Olympic berth. Nero is among thousands of runners entered in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, and will set off on her 26.2-mile journey at 10.30 p.m.

Read more: Nero bids for Olympic berth

Sebastian Coe today said he had "no suspicions" about Lamine Diack, the man he replaced as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after being called to task for praise he heaped on the now disgraced Senegalese.

Read more: Coe insists he had "no suspicions" about IAAF predecessor Diack

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has vowed to restore trust and credibility in the sport, outlining several key timelines to achieve the goal when announcing his roadmap for the future of athletics.

Read more: IAAF President Coe pledges to restore trust in athletics in detailed roadmap for future of sport