Nairobi Continental Gold Tour: 10,000 fans allowed to  attend

 

Only 10,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the World Athletics Continental Gold tour, ‘Kipkeino Classic’, set for Nyayo National Stadium,  Nairobi on October 3rd.

Meet director   Barnabas  Korir hinted the preparations for the competition is complete with the first batch of foreign athletes expected to arrive from Wednesday.

‘’The government has allowed a total of 10, 000 attendees at this event, we {Athletics Kenya}  will abide by the ministry of health guidelines on COVID19, the organizing team has done a marvellous work and we are set for the competition at Nyayo’’,  Korir said.

Over 150 elite athletes from over   30 countries are set to feature in the one day athletics championship.

Core events during the ‘Kip Keino Classic’ are triple jump, hammer throw, 200m and 3,000m steeplechase.

The events will feature both men and women categories.

Javelin (men only), 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m fall under the discretionary events.

The 20km race walk, high jump (men only), long jump, women only, 4x400m mixed relay, 400m hurdles and 10,000m, men only, are in the national category.

Kip Keino Classic is the 7th meeting of the inaugural Continental Gold Tour and the sole only African leg that also has stops in four other continents.

  

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