| Annecy, France|
28 July – 2 August
Parc des Sports
The 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 1998 edition of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Annecy, France from July 28 to August 2.
Ahmed Baday of Morocco came 3rd in the men's 5000 meters with the time 13:49.86, but it was later proven that he was 24 years old at the time of the Championships, and he was disqualified for being 5 years too old for a Junior Championships.
1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics Wikipedia
According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list, 1156 athletes from 169 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.