KBC to broadcast IAAF World Relays live

The 2019 IAAF World Relays will be held in Yokohama, Japan from Saturday till Sunday and will be broadcast LIVE on KBC Channel One.

The two-day competition, which is a qualification event for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha later in the year, will bring together a total of 720 athletes from 47 Countries globally.

Team Kenya will begin the search for medals at the 2019 IAAF World relays when the ladies take to the track in the 4×400 metres relays.

Kenya are in heat one of the event that has attracted six nations including Uganda, Poland and Australia.

The Kenyan team, which left the country for Japan on Wednesday, will compete across several relay disciplines.

Dozens of countries will be fielding their best possible athletes in the 4x100m and 4x400m events as they seek to gain qualification for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha later this year.

This year’s edition will witness the introduction of two new categories namely; the mixed shuttle hurdle relays and the mixed 2x2x400 metre events.

The two days event will be held at the 73,000-seater Nissan International stadium, the venue that held the 2002 world cup final won by Brazil who beat Germany 2-0 and will also host this year’s Rugby World Cup in November.

Kenya finished 3rd in the first edition held in the Bahamas in 2014 behind champions USA and second-placed Jamaica.

The 2019 IAAF World Relays will be televised live on KBC Channel One with the live coverage starting at 12.15 pm on Saturday and at 11:45 am on Sunday.

  

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