British World Championship medallist appointed new chief executive of IAAF

Briton Jon Ridgeon has been appointed as the new chief executive of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), it was announced here today. The 51-year-old was formerly one of Britain’s top athletes, winning a silver medal in the 110 metres hurdles at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome. From insidethegames.biz

IAAF names contenders for 2018 Rising Star Awards

Armand Duplantis, Selemon Barega and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are among the five finalists named by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the 2018 Male Rising Star Award.  The 2018 Female Rising Star Award list, including Sydney McLaughlin, Celliphine Chespol and Briana Williams, has also been released. From insidethegames.biz