Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbuwinning at the 14th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 / Photo credit: SCMM 2017 / Procam International

Athletics Tanzania (AT) have selected eight track and field athletes to represent the country at the 2017 IAAF World Championship in London, UK from 4-13 August.

Athletes selected include the 2017 Mumbai Marathon gold medalist Alphonce Felix Simbu, who will join Ezekiel Jaffary and Stephano Huche to compete in the men’s marathon event.

Sarah Ramadhan and Magdalena Shauri will compete for medals in the women’s marathon, while Failuna Abdi will participate in the women’s 10,000m event.

Others are Gabriel Geay and Emmanuel Giniki, who will compete in the men’s 5,000m. The athletes are now undergoing residential camp in Arusha, Tanzania under two coaches – Francis John and Zacharia Barrie.

AT secretary general Wilhelm Gidabuday confirmed that all the athletes would leave for London next Tuesday 1 August.

“Our runners have done good training. They are now ready for the championships, we are proud to have very talented runners in the camp,” Gidabuday said.

Team Tanzania – IAAF World Championships London 2017

Men:

  1. Alphonce Felix Simbu – Marathon
  2. Ezekiel Jaffary  – Marathon
  3. Stephano Huche  – Marathon
  4. Gabriel Geay – 5000m
  5. Emmanuel Giniki – 5000m

Women:

  1. Sarah Ramadhan  – Marathon
  2. Magdalena Shauri  – Marathon
  3. Failuna Abdi – 10000m

Team Officials / Coaches

  1. Francis John
  2. Zacharia Barrie.