World 800m record holder ‘King’ David Rudisha will captain Africa’s team for Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic on September 8-9.
In the new format each team will have a legendary athlete as an honorary captain:
Africa: David Lekuta Rudisha, 2012, 2016 Olympic gold medalist and 2011, 2015 world 800m champion
Americas: Mike Powell, 1991 and 1993 world long jump champion and world record-holder
Asia-Pacific: Jana Pittman, 2003 and 2007 world 400m hurdles champion
Europe: Colin Jackson, 1993 and 1999 world 110m hurdles champion.
It is the third edition of the IAAF Continental Cup since the name and format was changed from the IAAF World Cup.