Dar es Salaam — Two world athletics data set by Filbert Bayi have been listed within the World Athletics Museum (Mowa).
Bayi, who’s now the Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) secretary basic, set the world data for 1500 metres in 1974 and one yr later he broke an eight-year-old file for the mile in 1975. He’s nonetheless the 1500m Commonwealth Video games file holder.
World Athletics (WA) president Sebastina Coe introduced that yesterday forward of the inauguration of the museum on March 11, this yr, in Monaco, France, the place the WA headquarters is positioned. Bayi is among the world stars invited to attend the video launch occasion.
In his assertion, Coe mentioned they’ve determined to ascertain the museum aiming to maintain data and encourage younger athletes in regards to the recreation. The veteran athlete, who visited Tanzania in early 2010, mentioned there have been challenges for a lot of international locations around the globe to discover a museum, however the presence of the museum is an progressive know-how in sports activities that retains recollections for generations. He mentioned the world athletics museum would offer the historical past of the game, together with explaining the historical past of world championships and the Olympics. “The inauguration of the palace may even contain different champions of the game, together with Filbert Bayi, a Tanzanian athlete who broke two world data,” mentioned Coe.
For his half, Bayi mentioned the transfer will proceed to make him alive within the recreation.