• It will be the first time Kenya will be hosting the World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold event, set for February 12, 2022 and named after the late Agnes Tirop — the 2015 World Cross Country Champion.
• The race will be held at the Lobo Hotel and Restaurant in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
With the World Cross country Tour championships growing closer and closer, Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei has assured the world that the route will be out in two weeks’ time.
It will be the first time Kenya will be hosting the World Athletics Cross Country Tour Gold event, set for February 12, 2022 and named after the late Agnes Tirop — the 2015 World Cross Country Champion.
Tuwei remains optimistic that revealing the route will give athletes a picture of what to expect and therefore inform them on the major aspects of their training they need to focus on in what is expected to be a busy season.
“We have a very good technical team that is working on it to ensure that they deliver a quality course. We must ensure that we get it right,” said Tuwei.
Tuwei is also hopeful of executing a successful event now that major countries are expected to send their top cross country runners as a build-up for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year.
The race will be held at the Lobo Hotel and Restaurant in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
“The route design and all the other details should be out soon after which we will seek approval from WA. We will then post this on our website, adding all the necessary information for the athletes,” added Tuwei.
He added that the meeting will be through invitation and he wants Kenyan athletes to show why they should be invited to do duty on home soil.
“We shall be sending out invitations for athletes to compete at the meeting. As the hosts, we are in a good position to perform well. We want our athletes to be in their top form to compete with the rest of the world, as they have been doing over the years,” said Tuwei.
“We had great athletes running at the Kip Keino Classic like (Justin) Gatlin, who made his maiden visit in the country and through such people, we are able to expose our athletes to the world,” added Tuwei.