Decorated Javelin thrower Julius Yego has been elected as a board member of the now formally established Athletics Association (AA) that will look out for the best interests of track and field athletes across the globe.
The AA was formed in response to the calls from athletes worldwide for independent representation.
Yego, who will represent Africa in the 24 member board, said he was happy to be elected as the African Representative in The Athletics Association Board.
‘I will strive to help all and sundry, for the rights of athletes voice,”said Yego.
The Athletics Association was formally launched today. It is an independent global organization established to engage in positive dialogue with the sport’s governing body, World Athletics and commissions for athletes and athletics.
The Athletics Association Board is made up of representatives from every continent and comprises 24 athletes, including individual global champions: Christian Taylor (President) Emma Coburn (Vice-President), Allyson Felix, Ashton Eaton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tianna Bartoletta and Tom Walsh.