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Japan’s ace hammer thrower Koji Murofushi is among 26 candidates for membership in the Athletes Commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), athletics sources said Monday in Paris.

A total of 12 will be selected by athletes taking part in the upcoming track and field championships to aim at becoming members of the 19-member commission, according to the sources.

Through the commission, athletes can convey their opinions and requests to the governing body of track and field.

Former two-time Olympic marathon medalist Yuko Arimori of Japan is running for the IAAF’s women’s commission with 10 of the 19 seats up for grabs, they said.

The World Championships will start Saturday and run through Aug. 31.

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