Biggest athletics event ever held in Kenya

It’s the race to the tape in this 400m hurdles of the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Meet at City Stadium, Nairobi in 1979, which starred world champion Edwin Moses of the USA. Moses (50) clocked 49.6 seconds to cruise home ahead of Kenya’s Daniel Kimaiyo and Wilson Kibiego. PHOTO | FILE |

What you need to know:

  • The heavies of world athletics in 1979, including Edwin Moses, Henry Rono, Steve Williams, Mike Boit attended 1979 Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Meet.

In terms of star appearance, the greatest athletics event to take place on Kenyan soil happened on June 20, 1979.


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