Botswana’s Isaac Makwala To Run 200m Alone, Following Norovirus Outbreak – IAAF

Isaac Makwala will run the 200 meters time trial race alone at the World Athletics Championships in London, following intervention from Botswanan Athletics Federation.

The Botswanan Athletics Federation requested Makwala compete in the 200 meters event, following his withdrawal from the 400 meters event.

A statement from the IAAF reads: “Given that his quarantine period expired at 14:00 hrs today (9 Aug) and following a medical examination which has declared him fit to compete.”

“We have agreed under our existing rules that assuming he makes the qualification time, he will run in the 200m semi-final round this evening.”

“Makwala is required to run a time of 20.53 or faster to advance to the semi-finals. He will run at 18:40hrs this evening on his own in lane 7, which was his original lane draw in the opening round.”

However, “No athletes already qualified for the semi-final will be adversely affected.” the statement concludes.