The on-going Athletics Kenya Relays circuits move to a momentous phase on Saturday with the last open individual competitions in the sprints events.
The contests, confined at the Nairobi West Prisons soft track, we provide the last forum for the sprinters to engage in their solo specialty from 100metres to 800metres before the Relay Teams coalesce for the take-over segments.
During the last two versions, individuals mounted inter-personal onslaught against each other to gauge their preparedness with on-form Mark Otieno and new catch Damaris Akoth giving individual accounts of themselves in the short distances.
Unexpected results will be in order when fresh entrants test their forms with coaches from the institutional affiliates parading their new signees before the teams start exchanging batons during the next legs.
The Kenya Police Service, the Kenya Defense Forces, Kenya Prisons Service and the surrounding regions have been availing their prized assassins with rewarding results.
Jacinta Shikanda of Kenya Police, Silvia Chesebe (Kenya Prisons), Grace Kidake of Postal Cooperation and the trio of Boniface Mweresa (KDF), Collins Omae and Mark Otieno coloured the first leg while World Silver medalist Elijah Manangoi, Mike Mokamba and Lydia Cheruto were the toast of the last weekend’s assembly.
Athletics Kenya Senior Vice President Paul Mutwii, who is in charge of Competition, has already expressed his impression on the turn-out which is expected to appreciate with each Meeting.
Africa silver medalist Maureen Jelagat, National Champion Alfas Kishoyan and Africa champion Boniface Mucheru will be the people to beat on Saturday as the cut-down to the IAAF World Relays Championships move to the homestretch.
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