NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Athletics Kenya (AK) has cancelled its pre-national trials training camp that was set to start from next week in Eldoret.The sport’s governing body issued a press release on Friday saying that the camp will not be held due to “logistical problems” and that athletes who want to feature in international meets should first seek authorization from AK.
“All the athletes especially the probables for the World Athletics Championships who wish to participate in the on going IAAF Golden Leagues / Grand Prix must first of all seek permission from the federation before they can be cleared to travel for such competitions,” said the statement.
The statement issued by AK secretary general David Okeyo goes on to say that athletes who successfully make the national team should be prepared to head into camp on July 26.
AK on Tuesday released a list of probables for the national team to go into camp saying that they wanted to assess all the athletes and to help them attain the required qualification times.
The national trials are slated for July 25 at Nyayo National Stadium while the World Championships will be held in Berlin between August 15-23.
Meanwhile, nine athletes have been selected to represent Kenya in the 4×400 relay and in three individual events at the Abuja Grand Prix where they are expected to qualify for the world championships.
The team will be coached by Stephen Mwaniki and Andrew Chepkwony and will go into residential training on Monday.
Thomas Musembi, Mark Mutai, Anderson Mureta, Julius Kirwa, John Kituu, Jonathan Kibet