Challenge and Prospects of Short Distance Runners in the Case of Three Selected Addis Ababa Firist Division Athletics Clubs

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The main goal of this study is to study the challenges and the prospects of short distance runners in the case of three selected Addis Ababa first division athletics clubs. The researcher is interested to conduct this research on clubs because the first division clubs are the main sources of talented sprinters for the country. The general objective of the study is to assess the current status challenge of prospects of short distance runners at three Ethiopia first division Athletics clubs in Addis Ababa. The study was used both primary and secondary sources of data obtained directly from representative sample of the population under study. By using simple random sampling the researcher used 70 athletes and 9 coaches from the three selected clubs. The instrument for data gathering to investigate this problem the researcher used questionnaire, and observation. The extent to which properly trained, adequately experienced and committed coaches are assigned to train can contribute much to the achievements Ethiopian short distance running in the international games. However most of the athletic coaches who were assigned to train the short distance athletes were found to be below the requirement to train at athletics club level. The researcher recommend Have all the concerned bodies i.e. the Ethiopian athletics



Prospects of Short Distance