AK: Commonwealth Games trials will be a one day affair


Elite athletes also participated in the race led by 1500m World champion Elijah Manangoi and ...
Elite athletes also participated in the race led by 1500m World champion Elijah Manangoi and silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot who are both preparing for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

In Summary

  • The Commonwealth Games trials will be a one day affair, Athletics Kenya (AK) has announced.
  • The event, set for Saturday at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani has been skipped by most of elite athletes.
  • The first three athletes to cross the finish line in the middle and long distance races will make the team. 

The much anticipated Commonwealth Games trials will be a one day affair, Athletics Kenya (AK) has announced.

The event, set for Saturday at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani warm up track, has been skipped by most of elite athletes hence the change.
Initially, the trials were scheduled for Friday and Saturday, before the change after some of the expected stars failed to register.
Speaking at the AK headquarters in Nairobi, Public Relations Officer Evans Bosire pointed out most of the events will head straight to finals apart from the 200m , 400m and 800m which will have semi-finals.
“Most of the elite athletes have not been keen on the Commonwealth Games, that is why we have made the changes. If we consider the only accredited athletes, then one day would still be enough. We have included the non-accredited athletes to encourage them to participate,” averred Bosire.
About 200 athletes will compete for the 65 slots allocated to Athletics Kenya for the Games slated for April 4-15 in Gold Coast, Australia.
AK also revealed they are considering accreditations for Rio Olympics 10,000m silver medalist Paul Tanui,  National Cross Country champion Stacy Ndiwa, World U18 , 400m silver medalist Mary Moraa among others.
The first three athletes to cross the finish line in the middle and long distance races will make the team.

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