30 Poland athletes arrive for IAAF U18 championships Tuesday

By Fredrick Muoki

A team of 30 Poland athletes will arrive in the country Tuesday evening for the IAAF under 18 championships.

This was revealed during an inspection tour of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at Moi International Sports center Kasarani.

All is set for the IAAF under 18 championships that will kick off next week on Wednesday.

Those were the sentiments that were shared by Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta as she toured the Kenyatta University athletes’ village and the Moi International Sports center Kasarani.

First Lady expresses satisfaction over preparations of the IAAF World U18 championships that have attracted 131 countries.

It will be a historical moment for Kenya being the first country in the African Sub Saharan to host this championship.

According to the IAAF W-U18 officials, a total of 1300 Athletes will be fighting for the 37 competitions on offer where a strong 78-member Team Kenya will be out to defend its past record as the kings of long distance races.

During the 2015 edition that was held in Cali Colombia, Kenya finished in the second position on the medal standings behind USA which pulled out of this year’s competitions.

Meanwhile, the Local Organizing Committee received a 104 million shillings boost from Safaricom towards the event.

All race competitions will be broadcast live by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

  

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