Athletes converge in Nyeri for AK Meet

Athletes are set to converge at the Ruringu stadium in Nyeri for the first meet of Athletics Kenya (AK)Track and Field competition set for May 3-4.

The meeting will usher in the journey to towards the 12th All Africa Games set for August 23-September 3 in Casablanca, Morocco and the World Championships slated for Doha, Qatar.

According to AK Central Region Chairman David Miano, all is set for the two-day event with a huge turn out expected of athletes who intend to compete in the trials for the two major events.

“We have finalised everything and Ruringu stadium is ready to host the competition. This being the first meeting this season, it is crucial for athletes ahead of trials for the World championships which will be held later this year,” Miano told Citizen Digital.

AK had to restructure its calendar owing to the changes effected on the All Africa Games with the Games being moved from the previously set date of October 14-21.

With the trials for the Games being slated for June 20-22 at the Moi International Sports Centre (MISC), Kasarani, thus the fourth AK Track and Field Build Up Competition earmarked for the same dates in Eldoret had to be scrapped off thus three meets remains.

The second meeting will be held on Bukhungu Stadium in May 24-25 with the third and the final meet set to be held in Narok on June 7-8.

Meanwhile, 10 athletes from Torongo Athletics Training camp in Baringo County are set to participate in the competition according to the head coach and AK Baringo County chairman Barnabas Kitilit.

“I will be taking 10 athletes- four girls and six boys- to Nyeri so that I can assess their progress since last year December. These are the athletes that have not competed in any international competition in the recent competition,” said Kitilit.