IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations)

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded on 17 July 1912. The IAAF's president is Sebastian Coe of the United Kingdom. He was elected at the 2015 congress before the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. The IAAF hosts its World Championships in Athletics Every two years.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge displays his running prowess for young athletes of the Nike Run Club at Chinese University in Sha Tin. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

I’ll run the marathon in under two hours, says Eliud Kipchoge

An unmistakable air of respect wafts through the room as Eliud Kipchoge – considered the greatest marathoner of the modern era – takes his seat. The once clamorous background falls completely silent after the legendary Kenyan opens with his characteristically gentle voice.