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The Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 has published the Official Bulletin for the championships.

Official Bulletin (11.8MB PDF): view | download

The IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 will be staged in the Kenyan capital from 12-16 July.

“Significantly, these championships will be only the second occasion that Kenya has hosted an IAAF World Athletics Series (WAS) event and the first global track championships that the country has ever staged,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. “This is a historic moment for a country which, since the late 1960s, has been at the forefront of middle and long-distance running and one of the top medal-winning nations at major championships.

“I look forward to visiting Nairobi for the championships and the wonderful opportunity to meet with so many talented young athletes and their coaches from around the world,” he added. “It will help me gain a better understanding of how we can best support their aspirations and expectations and so ensure their long-term enjoyment of and future in athletics.”

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