Absa’s Kip Keino Classic backing crucial to Nairobi meet’s future

 Jack Tuwei

From left to right: Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei, World Under-20 Athletics Championships 1,500m champion Vincent Keter,  Absa Bank Kenya chief executive officer Jeremy Awori and National 800m champion Mary Moraa pose after the launch of this year's Kip Keino Classic at Ole Sereni Hotel on September 13, 2021.


Photo credit: Ayumba Ayodi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Besides playing a great role in the development of athletics, the Nation Media Group, through NTV, is also central to helping track and field stars transition into punditry, with retired athletes — including 2008 Olympic 800 metres champion Wilfred Bungei and legendary pacemaker Martin Keino — expected in the Absa Kip Keino Classic’s commentary booth along with NTV’s fast-rising, indefatigable sports anchor Idah Waringa.
  • Absa’s entry as title sponsors has certainly raise the bar a lot higher, and I simply can’t wait for Saturday!

With just hours to Saturday’s second edition of the Kip Keino Classic, there couldn’t have been a better time to be assured of the one-day meet’s financial longevity than Monday’s event launch at the Ole Sereni.


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