• Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui wins the men's marathon athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships London 2017


July 9, 2017

It is all-system go as athletes from more than 150 countries started arriving in Kenya for the IAAF Nairobi World Under18 championships that will be officially opened on Wednesday.


The Local Organizing Committee and Government officials have completed all the plans for the championships as the country roll out the red carpet welcome to world.


Poland, the host of the inaugural edition in 1999, was the first to send her 31 member-team that arrived on Tuesday last week followed by Argentina and Namibia on Wednesday with 2 and 5 athletes respectively.


Teams from Algeria, Bahamas, Chile and Cuba arrived on Friday while those from France, Germany, Iraq, Switzerland, Colombia, Czech Republic and Ethiopia arrived on Saturday and Sunday for the biannual championship that is taking place in Africa for the first time.


More athletes from 75 countries will be arriving on Monday with 28 others landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday before the official opening ceremony on Wednesday.


Kenyatta University will be used as the athletics village during the entire period while Kasarani will be the venue for competitions that runs from July 12th to July 16th.


Kenya’s representatives reported to the village on Saturday after breaking their training camp at Milele hotel where they had pitched camp for three weeks.



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