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Jon Ridgeon to serve as new IAAF chief executive officer

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Jon Ridgeon, who twice represented Britain in the Olympics, is to take up his new role as IAAF in March 2019, according the IAAF website.

"I am delighted to be joining world at this exciting time and look forward to working with Seb, a strong team and all our member federations across the globe." said, reports gency.

Ridgeon, 51, started out as an competing in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles between 1984 and 1996.

He is former British record holder and silver medallist in the 110m hurdles in the 1987 World Championships in He also represented Britain in 1988 Seoul and 1996

The IAAF said on its website that Ridgeon, a successful in fields now, was "responsible for transforming British in 1998 to the most commercially successful governing body in the world, which included brokering multi-million pound sponsorship and broadcast deals. He was also one of the architects of the IAAF Diamond League Series."



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 13:20 IST