Organizers hopeful Discovery Kenya XC bears news star


Organizers hopeful Discovery Kenya XC bears news star
Athletes compete in the 21km men finals during the 25th edition of Discovery Kenya Half Marathon held in Eldoret on February 07, 2016. [Photo/SPORTPICHA]

The 26th edition of the Discovery Kenya Cross Country set to go down on January, 29 is expected to attract well over 3000 athletes at the Eldoret Sports Club with organizers keen to unearth the next big sporting talent when upcoming and elite athletes line on the race.

Last year, the competition hosted more than 2000 athletes with Bedan Karoki who ran 28:52.7, Clement Langat (29:15.4) and Stanley Koech dominating the top three positions.

Coach David letting is optimistic that the event, organised by Rosa Associati and sponsored by Nike, will unleash stars that could go on to represent the country in major races and even win world titles.

“We’ll have ten different categories to cater for boys, girls, men and the women with cash prizes for those who will finish within the top ten positions in each. There will also be varied rewards for athletes finishing between positions 11-50.

“With the history we have, most athletes who finish top ten at the Discovery Kenya are usually among the Kenyan Cross Country team so the target will be to tap into young talent,” Letting told Citizen Digital.

World Cross Champion, Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and World 10000 Junior champion Rodgers Kwemoi have confirmed their participations.

Registrations will start at 6.00am local time (+3GMT) on the same day.

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