Kip Keino Classic handed Sh2 million sponsorship boost


Kip Keino Classic handed Sh2 million sponsorship boost
Sports CS Amina Mohamed with legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino. (PHOTO/Gilbert Kiprotich)

In Summary

  • Safaricom has handed the Kip Keino Classic a Sh2 million sponsorship boost with the funds set to cover a fully kitted media centre and high-speed internet connectivity for the event
  • The one-day meeting is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour with other events having already taken place in Finland, Hungary and Japan

Safaricom has handed the Kip Keino Classic a Sh2 million sponsorship boost with the funds set to cover a fully kitted media centre and high-speed internet connectivity for the event.

The one-day meeting is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour with other events having already taken place in Finland, Hungary and Japan.

Over 700 local and international athletes are expected to take part in the event which will be broadcast live on local TV.

“For the last 20 years Safaricom has been a big supporter of athletics in Kenya and we are really excited to be part of this event which gives Kenyans an opportunity to see our athletes live in action after a long break. We remain committed to being part of the athletics scene in the country and we look forward to supporting more events in the future,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

The World Athletics Continental 2020 Tour is a series one-day meetings categorized into Gold, Bronze and Silver levels determined by the quality of competition and prize money on offer.

The Nairobi meeting is a Gold Label event and has been named after Kenya’s trail-blazing Olympian, Kipchoge Keino.

Safaricom, has over the last 20 years, invested close to KES 1 billion in athletics and recently brought together their events under the banner of the Safaricom Athletics Series.

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