Kenya natural choice to host Africa’s first World Athletics Championships

Left to right- Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei, Kenya's Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Amina Mohamed, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe and Kirimi Kaberia, then Sports PS, in Monaco in 2019.

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What you need to know:

  • Noise to bring the championship to Kenya started in 2019 after World Athletics (WA) announced that the event would be held on a rotational basis across continents
  • Athletics Kenya, two Tuesdays ago announced that Kenya had officially presented a bid to WA to host the sport’s showpiece event in Nairobi
  • The country successfully hosted the 1987 All Africa Games in Nairobi and the 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa

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