Cheruiyot to feature in second AK Track and Field meeting
Olympic silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot has confirmed that he will participate in the second leg of Athletics Kenya Track and Field meeting scheduled for Kenyatta stadium in Kisumu on February 19.
Cheruiyot said he will compete in the 5,000m as he intensifies his training at Rongai Athletics club ahead of the meeting.
“I am ready for the challenge now that I have done enough training since the beginning of the season even though the field might be stiff but I will do my best,” Cheruiyot told People Sport.
In December last year Cheruiyot alongside Olympic champion Faith Chepng’etich were announced as the 2021 winners of the Diamond League most consistent female and male distance athletes of the year.
Cheruiyot who won silver for Kenya at the 2020 Olympic Games also powered to victory at the Diamond League finals.
After the Kisumu meeting athletes will head to Embu for the third
series slated for March 5 with the fourth and final leg set for Kakamega on March 19th.
Counties will then hold their respective championships early April with regions set to stage their championships by April 16 which will
thereafter set the stage for the national championships that has been earmarked for April 28-30.
The track and field competition provides adequate build up for athletes ahead of the rigorous season that will culminate in a series of major championships this year.
This will be just the first step in very busy season that will see the athletes compete in Africa Championships, World Championships and also the Commonwealth Games. Also up for the athletes is the Kipkeino Classic Gold Tour slated for May 7 and the Diamond League circuit.