The Cross Country running continues gathering momentum with Sotik in the South Rift hosting hundreds of athletes this Saturday.
The open playing grounds next to Kabianga University will be rejuvenated with battles of supremacy where new entrants will be taking on the old order in the competitions that have been used to prepare elite athletes for international assignment.
South Rift Athletics Kenya Regional Chairman John Wachira is assuring participants of a great run on the uneven but challenging course come Saturday morning.
“We have prepared everything for the participants coming for the second Athletics Kenya Cross Country in Sotik. We have several elite athletes who have expressed their willingness to run on Saturday. All are welcome,” said Wachira.
The Sotik Meeting is the second of the five cross-country series and is coming after Nairobi last weekend where hardened Sandrafelis Chebet, Lilian Kasait, Gloria Kite and Mary Munanu led seasoned women cross country runners for top honours.
Former World Champion Japhet Korir and Safaricom jackpot winner Moses Mukono will line up in the men’s 10kilometres while Kisii-based Winfrida Moseti will throw her weight in the women category after winning the title in Kilgoris last year.
Wachira said this year, Athletics Kenya had whittled down cross country build-up races from previous seven to five and asked those keen on representing the country in the continental championships to use the remaining Meetings to gauge their training.
The Cross Country competitions in Sotik will be followed by the 1st Athletics Kenya Track and Field Competitions that will be held on 17th and 18th this month at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
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