Global athletics stars jets in Nairobi ahead of weekend’s Kip Keino Classic

Global athletics stars jets in Nairobi ahead of weekend’s Kip Keino Classic, World Continental Tour Gold set for May 13, 2023 (Saturday) at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

 Some of the athletes who have jetted in Nairobi in includes world javelin champion Anderson Peters, 100m world leader Sha’ Carri Richardson,100m Olympic silver medalist Kenneth Bednarek, Terry ‘TeeTee’ Twanisha (100m), Kyra Jefferson (200m), Kyree King (200m), Aaron Brown (200m), Teahna Daniels (100m) and Jerome Blake (100m).

The javelin champion Peters expressed his excitement at making a first-ever journey to ‘motherland’ Africa.

The Grenadian said he is keen on making the most of this maiden visit to Africa, in this case Nairobi, Kenya which he admits he doesn’t know much about.

“I am looking to get much involved in the traditions here and learn more about the roots of the African people. I don’t know much about Kenya; it is my first time here but am looking forward to familiarising myself with this place,” Peters said. He added: “I noticed the Kenyan flag, like I was looking at the symbols on the Kenyan flag and noticed there are two spears on it. So, I’d like to know what is the culture behind the two spears.”

Peters will line up against familiar competitors in the men’s javelin including homeboy, including the 2016 Olympics javelin silver medalist Julius Yego, Portugal’s Leandro Ramos, two-time African Games champion Abdelrama Ihab of Egypt, Belgium’s Timothy Herman, South Africa’s Smit Douw and Latvia’s Roland Strobinders, among others.

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