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


May 3, 2017

The 4th Athletics Kenya Track and Field competitions earlier slated for Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium have been moved to Nyahururu in Laikipia County.


The competitions also resumes after Athletics Kenya grass root elections were called off at the eleventh hour following a court order barring the exercise.


Last week, the federation had postponed the two weekend Meetings in Nakuru and Kisii as they had coincided with County and Regional elections that had kicked off on April 27 this year.


Athletics Kenya South Rift branch Chairman John Wachira said the reason for moving the competitions from Nakuru to Nyahururu was due to the poor state of Afraha Stadium and the alternative site at Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST).


The Nakuru Track and Field Meeting that is taking place on Friday and Saturday has been taken to Nyahururu Stadium. The state of Afraha Stadium is not the best considering the current rain being experienced in the country. Nyahururu track is better,” said Wachira about the change.


The AK boss also confirmed the participation of all the training camps in the region including Kericho, Keringet, Nyahururu, and Run2gether in Naivasha as well as athletes from other Athletics Kenya affiliates.


The Nyahururu competitions will be the 4th AK Track and Field Meeting after Bondo, Mumias and Thika last weekend.


Both the upcoming and experienced runners are using these Meetings as warm-up to selections to major championship which include the IAAF World Under18 in Nairobi in July and the World Athletics Championships in London in August.


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