Athletics: Kenyan athletes gear up for Athletics Kenya Meet

It will be the first time Ruring’u Stadium will stage a national competition in many years.
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Kenyan athletes will begin their quest to qualify for the IAAF World Championships in Doha later in the year. The Ruring’u Stadium in Nyeri will host the first Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meet, which starts on Friday.

It will be the first time Ruring’u Stadium will stage a national competition in many years, with athletes scheduled to compete in all track and field events except the pole vault, high jump and hammer throw.

Athletics Kenya Central Region chairman, David Miano disclosed on Tuesday that even though construction work on the arena had stalled, the track has been cleared to host the two-day championship.

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From Nyeri, the athletes will head to Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega from May 24-25, and then to Narok Stadium on June 7 to 8.

The championships will culminate in the National Championships and the World Athletics Championships and African Games trials.

The dates for the 12th edition of African Games planned for Casablanca, Morocco this year have been changed, forcing Athletics Kenya to restructure its calendar of events for the season.

The Africa Games which were slated for October 14-21 will now take place from August 23 to September 3 in the Moroccan capital.

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