2004 African Championships in Athletics
The 14th European Athletics Championships took Africa from 9 to 13 August 2004 at the Alphonse- Massemba - Débat stadium in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, instead. Competitions were held in each of 22 disciplines for men and women. For the first time in Africa Championships women started in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as well as in the 20 km walk, which replaced the 10 - kilometer distance for them. A total of 431 athletes participated from 42 countries.