The 9th Meeting International Mohammed VI d’athlétisme, which held in Rabat on Sunday, was the first African stage in the history of the IAAF Diamond League and it brought its share of sports performance with seven meeting records.
Leading global athletes are set to compete at the 9th Meeting International Mohammed VI, the 3rd leg of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League series, scheduled for 22 May at the Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat, Morocco.
World indoor champion Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) will take on 2013 world champion and three-time Diamond Race winner Eunice Sum (Kenya) in the women’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco on 22 May.
Rabat, Morocco replaces New York as host for 2016 as the prestigious IAAF Diamond League global series of one-day athletics meetings expands into Africa.
World leading runs by top Africans Faith Kipyegon, Habiba Ghribi and Yomif Kejelcha were the highlights of the 39th AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on Friday.
Moroccan distance running legend, Hicham El Guerrouj, said it would take another decade before an African federation can realistically bid for IAAF World Championships.
Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, 40, becomes the youngest man to be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame barely a decade after he ran his last international race.
The first edition of the International Half Marathon D’El Jadida (SMIJ) will take place in the Moroccan port city of El Jadida, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco on Sunday, June 8, 2014.