African diaspora cheer on Doha athletics championships

  • Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo (L), USA’s Justin Gatlin (C) and Jamaica’s Yohan Blake compete in the Men’s 100m semi-final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 28, 2019.
  • Dozens of African running fans lined Doha’s seafront to glimpse their countrymen vie for gold in the World Athletics Championships men’s marathon, singing loudly and brandishing national flags.
  • At the halfway point, all six of the leaders were from Africa, and Ethiopians were first and second across the line while a Kenyan picked up bronze following the midnight event.
  • We want to make them feel at home,” said Cornelius Bor ahead of the race which finished in the early hours of Sunday.

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