We need more Kenyans in mountain running

 AK Mountain Running Championships

Athletes tumble down, and race up the course during the AK Mountain Running Championships 10km race in Tindiret, Nandi on January 2, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Likewise, Geoffrey Ndung’u finished third in the men’s division. In 2018, Lucy Murigi conquered the World Mountain Running Championship.
  • With these pieces of evidence abound, I am convinced that more of our athletes can excel in mountain running. Considering the synonymy between Kenyans and athletics, involvement in these championships will help raise the profile of the sport.

The busy athletics calendar in Kenya and internationally is officially in full swing, barely two weeks into the new year.


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