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From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS
 
African Congress
SHKIRAT (MAR): The 27th Congress of African Athletics Confederation was held on Monday and Tuesday in Morocco. The begin was marked by the royal message sent by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the participants. Some fifty member federations took part, special guest was IAAF President Sebastian Coe. Another top guest Kenyan 800 m World record holder David Rudisha. During the events the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) and the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) signed a partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will work together in areas related to coaching, physical and educational activities and the creation of new infrastructures to enable athletes from both continents to train in good conditions. Another partnership agreement to develop athletics in the African continent was signed between the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) and the African Athletics Confederation (CAA). Africa is strongly considering to bid to stage World Championships in 2025. With the help from Moroccan media. 
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (7/29/17) – A challenging course led to runaway finishes at the USATF 7 Mile Championships Saturday morning, as USATF Running Circuit standings leader Aliphine Tuliamuk and Sam Chelanga won their respective races in Davenport, Iowa, hosted by the Quad-City Times Bix 7.
 
From the start of the race, Tuliamuk and key challengers Sara Hall and Olympian Marielle Hall took to the lead and gapped the field easily over the first three miles. The trio ran together, mostly side by side, until the turnaround at 3.5 miles, at which point Tuliamuk started to hammer the pace. 
 
While the three remained close leading up to the fourth mile, it was between mile four and mile five that Tuliamuk grabbed a lead she would never relinquish. During that fourth mile, the former Iowa State runner used the local fan support to push her to a nearly 30 second lead by the start of the fifth mile. 
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