NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei says he will protest the IAAF’s planned new Diamond League set up for 2020, which involves the scrapping of the 5000m. “Long distance races on track is where Africa’s strength is and we have been encouraging and getting more athletes to run 5,000m and 10,000m races,” said Tuwei, quoted by nation.co.ke. “You can’t come up with such drastic changes without even informing members on time to make adjustments. We shall make our presentation to IAAF.”
runblogrun opines: WTF? If the IAAF Council admits that they were drinking absinthe as they decided to remove the 5000m, then I might believe it.