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Coe set for re-election as IAAF president

Sebastian Coe is set to be re-elected as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after the body confirmed the 62-year-old as the only candidate for the role.

Coe would be re-elected during the 52nd IAAF Congress, which runs from September 25-26 in Doha ahead of the IAAF World Championships in the Qatari capital.

The IAAF has also confirmed that 11 candidates will be standing to fill the four vice-president roles at the organisation. They are Ahmad Al Kamali, Mohammed bin Nawaf, Sylvia Barlag, Sergey Bubka, Geoffrey Gardner, Abby Hoffman, Alberto Juantorena, Ximena Restrepo, Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, Adille Sumariwalla and Jackson Tuwei.

At least one of the four vice-presidents elected must be female. Bubka, a former Olympic pole vault gold medallist who unsuccessfully ran for president for years ago, is hoping to be re-elected as a vice-president. Juantorena is another current vice-president.

A total of 41 individuals will also stand as candidates to fill individual council member seats during September’s Congress meeting.

Coe took over from Lamine Diack as president of the IAAF in August 2015. He edged out Bubka by 115 votes to 92 in the election process.

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