2010 was held in African Championships in Athletics Nairobi, Kenya from 28 July to 1 August 2010.
Background [ edit ]
The African Championships in Athletics were held in Kenya for the first time. Previously two major athletics events have been held in Kenya, namely
1987 All-Africa Games and 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Preparations [ edit ]
The host stadium in Nairobi
The championships were awarded to Kenya at the April 2007
Confederation of African Athletics Congress in Dakar, Senegal.
The event was originally scheduled to be held from April 28 to May 2, 2010, but due to delayed preparations the event was moved forward.
The  Moi International Sports Centre was initially set to become the host venue, but it was later changed to the smaller  Nyayo Stadium.
Men's results [ edit ]
Women's results [ edit ]
Medal table [ edit ]
Reigning Olympic champion
broke the 1500 m record to win gold for Kenya.
* Host nation ( Kenya)
Participating nations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Negash, Elshadai (2010-07-27).
High powered rivalries expected in Nairobi – African Championships preview. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-31. Negash, Elshadai (2010-07-28).
Kiprop takes men’s 10,000m as African championships begin in Nairobi. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-31. Negash, Elshadai (2010-07-29).
Meite, Okagbare take 100m titles, Cheruiyot over Defar again in the 5000m - African champs Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-31. Negash, Elshadai (2010-07-30).
Rudisha sizzles 1:42.84 in Nairobi as Kenya collects three golds in Nairobi - African champs, day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-31. Negash, Elshadai (2010-07-31).
Dibaba takes down Masai in 10,000m to notch first Ethiopian gold in Nairobi - African champs, day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-31. Negash, Elshadai (2010-08-01). Kenya captures five gold medals as African champs conclude in Nairobi - African champs, day 5. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
External links [ edit ]