Tanzania’s athletes qualify for IAAF World Championships 

16May 2019
Renatha Msungu
The Guardian
Tanzania’s athletes qualify for IAAF World Championships 

ATHLETICS Tanzania AT has unveiled names of domestic athletes that have secured qualifying standards for this year’s IAAF Doha World Championships.

Alphonce Simbu has made it to this year’s World Championships

They are Agustin Sulle, who clocked 2:07:45 in Toronto Waterfalls Marathon in Canada in October 2018, Alphonce Simbu, who recorded 2:08:27 in Lake Biwa Marathon in Japan in March 2019, Stefano Huche, who clocked 2:12 in Seoul Marathon in South Korea November 2018.

Also in the list are Ezekiel Jafari, who recorded 2:13 in Frankfurt Marathon in Germany in November 2018, Failuna Abdi Matanga, who recorded 2:29:55 in Hamburg Marathon in Germany April 2019.

Wilherlm Gidabuday, AT secretary general, noted Simbu and Failuna Abdi Matanga have also qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

He pointed out seven domestic athletes are set to jet out to the US to battle it out in the Boulder Boulder 10km race that will take place in Bolder Colorado.

The runners will later travel to different destinations to take part in track events with a view to attain qualification standards that will give them chance to compete in Doha and Tokyo.

They are Alphonce Simbu, Teophil Panga, Magdalena Shauri, Cecilia Ginoka from Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF), Sylvester Monko from National Service, Nelson Sulle from Police, as well as Natalia Elisante from Talent Club.

The AT official added the athletes will compete in the races thanks to a special plan reached by their agents, the races’ organizers and AT.

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