Kenyan athletes focus attention to Birmingham, Oregon in 2022

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 00:00 | By
Mary Moraa (right) in action at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi last year. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Sporting events resumed full scale globally last year after the Covid-19 climate imposed serious challenges in 2020.

The year witnessed the cancellation and postponement of many competitions, including the Africa Athletics Championships and the Tokyo Olympics. 

With the situation  seemingly returing to normal, 2021 was a busy year for many athletes even though most of the local and international competitions were held behind closed doors. 

However, 2022 promises to be an even busier year as far as athletics is concerned. 

Top on the agenda for many track and field specialists are the World Championships in Oregon, USA (July 15-24) and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK (July 28-August 4). 

Owing to their reputation as a long-distance powerhouse, Team Kenya are expected to be among countries under the spotlight at these games.

National Athletics head coach Julius Kirwa says the federation is pulling all stops to ensure athletes prepare well for all the events.

 “We are a sporting powerhouse, a reputation we want to maintain in 2022. Last year we performed well both in the junior and seniors.

We have now embarked on preparations for this year’s events. One thing I can assure you is we shall send strong sides to all the major events,” 

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