Jamaican Elected To IAAF Athletes Commission


Aisha Praught-Leer celebrates after winning silver in the 1500m at the Pan-American Games

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced the results of its Athletes’ Commission elections today October 6 and six new members were elected.

Jamaican Olympic middle-distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer received 438 to hold a seat on the commission.

Aisha will now speak on behalf of her fellow athletes and help in decision-making within the IAAF.

The commission also severs as the link between active athletes and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The remaining five who were elected are: American distance runner Bernard Lagat; New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams; Belgian sprinter Kevin Borlée and two pole vaulters France’s Renaud Lavillenie and Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi.

The election took place in Doha during the IAAF World Athletics Championships.



Shannon-Dale Reid




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