The TFAA Goes Global

Press Release
September 21, 2012

Good afternoon, 

The Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA) is pleased to announce the expansion of our organization to include member athletes from beyond the United States.  We are now an international association representing the collective interests of professional track and field athletes worldwide.   

According to TFAA President Khadevis Robinson, “We recognized that the challenges faced by track and field athletes are not limited to Team USA.  In order to grow our sport, we must establish a unified voice across the international community of athletes.”

"For me," said TFAA board member Sanya Richards-Ross, "it's about leaving the sport in a better state than we found it. It won't pay off for me, but for the next young girl who's 7 or 8 and wants to be the next Sanya Richards-Ross, I want her reality to be different. I want her to have this dream and have it pay off because we stood up for what's right."

As part of our announcement, the TFAA would like to welcome the following international members:

Ayanna Alexander Trinidad and Tobago
Kelly-Ann Baptiste Trinidad and Tobago
Yohan Blake Jamaica
Usain Bolt Jamaica
Kim Collins Saint Kitts and Nevis
Cheboi Collins Kenya
Mutaz Essa Barshim Qatar
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Jamaica
Michael Frater Jamaica
Arne Gabius Germany
Robbie Grabarz Great Britain
John Kipkoech Kenya
Leonard Kirwa Kosencha Kenya
Ivet Lalova Italy
Churandy Martina Netherlands
Imane Merga Ethiopia
David Rudisha Kenya
Felix Sanchez Dominican Republic
Priscilla Schliep Canada
Danny Talbot Great Britain
Sammy Tangui Kenya
Laura Weightman Great Britain
Shericka Williams Jamaica

About the Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA):

Founded in 2010, the TFAA’s mission is to:  Broaden and strengthen the financial support system for track and field, establish and promote alternative track and field events, and represent the interests and rights of professional track worldwide.

If you would like additional information, please contact the TFAA via email at [email protected]





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