Athletics Kenya (AK) is the governing body for the sport of Athletics in Kenya. AK is affiliated to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Confederation of African Athletics (CAA)
AK organizes athletic competitions held in Kenya. It also sends Kenyan teams to International Athletics Competitions (Championships). AK is currently Headed by Lt.Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei as the President and has its headquarters in Riadha house, Aerodrome Road, next to Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.
Wherever you look in the squad, there is undoubted quality capable of delivering the best performance ever with a collection of Olympics, Worlds, Commonwealth and Africa Champions as well as Medalists in the team. AK has chosen the most competent coaches to handle the athletes. Kenya is a powerful nation in athletics, but the talent is limited to long and middle distance running.
Kenya has however given a pre-qualification for participation in world major events which is to take part in the local regional competitions held annually that include;
- Nairobi Marathon
- Mombasa Marathon
- Kisumu City National Marathon
- Kass Marathon
- First Lady’s Half Marathon
Athletics Kenya operates an Athletics Museum in Riadha House, Nairobi. The museum was opened on November 1, 2006.
AK has been awarded the Kenyan Sports Federation of the Year award in 2006, 2009 and 2010.