• Waithaka will be competing in the 5km road race teaming up with Nicholas Kimeli and Cornelius Kemboi.
• Kyumbe Munguti, national 1,500m champion will replace world 1500m champion in 2019 Timothy Cheruiyot in the Road Mile race.
Team Kenya has made changes to the squad participating in the 2023 World Athletics Road Running Championship to be held in Riga, Latvia from September 30 to October 1.
Stanley Waithaka comes in to replace World 5,000m bronze medalist Jacob Krop who is injured.
Waithaka, a silver medalist in the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, USA, had earlier withdrawn from the national tryouts of the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary due to a groin injury.
Waithaka will be competing in the 5km road race teaming up with Nicholas Kimeli and Cornelius Kemboi.
Kyumbe Munguti, the national 1,500m champion will replace the world 1,500m champion in 2019 Timothy Cheruiyot in the Road Mile race.
He teams up with world indoor 1,500m bronze medalist Abel Kipsang and World under-20 1,500m champion Reynold Cheruiyot.
Reigning Hamburg half marathon champion and Vienna half marathon champion, Samuel Nyamai comes in for Prague marathon champion Alexander Mutiso.
He will team up with World 10,000m silver medalists Daniel Simiyu and Benard Kibet.
World 1,500m and 5,000m gold medallist in Budapest, Faith Kipyegon will lead the women’s squad in the road mile and will have the company of Nelly Chepchichir and world 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech.
Athletics Kenya director Paul Mutwii has called on all athletes to converge at the Riadha House on Tuesday next week ahead of residential training.