The 10th, and final, edition of the IAAF World U18 Championships - Nairobi 2017 will take place from 12 -16 July, 2017 at the Moi Sports Complex in Kasarani.
This will be last edition of the IAAF World U18 Championships after the IAAF Council decided to discontinue the youth championships after this 2017 edition in Nairobi. Speaking about the decision after the IAAF Council meeting in Rio de Janeiro on 20 August 2016, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “We decided it’s not the best pathway for those athletes at that stage of their career.”
The Kenyan capital delegation convincingly persuaded the IAAF Council to endorse its right to host this event in Monaco in November 2014, the second IAAF World Athletics Series competition to be held in Kenya after the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2007.
This is also the second time that the IAAF World Youth Championships will be hosted in Africa after Morocco hosted it in 2005.
Event website for more info: IAAF U18 Nairobi 2017
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