The IAAF is pleased to announce the results of the IAAF Athletes' Commission elections which took place in Doha during the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

The six new elected Athletes' Commission members are:
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA, pole vault) 627 votes
Valerie Adams (NZL, shot put)  613
Bernard Lagat (USA, distance running) 589
Kevin Borlee (BEL, 400m) 572
Katerina Stefanidi (GRE, pole vault) 556
Aisha Praught-Leer (JAM, middle distance) 438

The newly-elected members will join the six commission members who have two years left to serve:
Inaki Gomez (CAN)
Kim Collins (SKN)
Adam Kszczot (POL)
Thomas Rohler (GER)
Ivana Spanovic (SRB)
Benita Willis (AUS)

Under the 2019 Constitution, the Chairperson and one other member of the Athletes’ Commission – one male and one female – will be full voting members of the IAAF Council.

In addition to the elected Athletes’ Commission Members, this year IAAF Council may also appoint up to six people to be appointed Athletes’ Commission Members. The IAAF encourages all interested athletes to register their interest through their member federation. The deadline to submit applications is 18 October 2019.