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Athletes sought for Bahamas meet

24 February 2014, 10:36

Nairobi - Athletics Kenya has embarked on a massive drive to recruit sprinters ahead of the forthcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World relays Championships in Bahamas.

The international competition is scheduled for 24-25 May 24 in Nassau.

Athletic Kenya (AK) announced that those interested in representing the country at the international level should show up in order to be selected as the athletic mother body would want to ensure that all deserving Kenya sprinters were afforded an opportunity.

The selection process started over weekend and still is going on at the Prisons Ground where a strong team of sprinters, consistin men and women will be selected.

According to AK Vice President, David Okeyo, the inaugural Bahamas world championships will also be a yardstick for qualifiers for 2015 World Championships scheduled for Beijing in China where both men and women will battle out in 4x100m and 4x400m races.

Okeyo said in Bahamas, the selected athletes would compete in different races ranging from 4x800m, women’s 4x1, 500m, men’s 4x200m as well as women’s 4x100m.

During the second day of the competition, the participants would compete in different racing finals ranging from women's 4x400m, men's 4x1, 500m, women's 4x800m, men's 4x400m, women's 4x200m and men's 4x100m respectively.

Local runners, Mark Mutai, Geoffrey Ngeno, Julius Kirwa and Vincent Koskei, have dominated previous international races.

– CAJ News.

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