Barnabas Korir

The battlefield of the forces on their second day

The 2018 National Athletics Championship is taking place at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani from 21st to 23rd of June 2018 for the Africa Senior Athletics Championship.

 The championship consist of The Kenya defence force(KDF), National police service, Kenya prison and public universities which are competing against each other for various medals which are the gold, silver, bronze.
The championship is an annual challenge sponsored by the Athletics Kenya to test new talent after performance from their respective institution. Also they want to bring more potential athletes on board so as to encourage them to be positive and active.
Being the second day of the competition the spirit is high and motivating even though there are some of the renowned stars were not present and they were set to compete.
The likes of Elijah Manangoi did not participate in today’s athletics but the head and junior Barnabas Korir set to give him assured wild card because he is a performing athlete and they wouldn’t have him out because he had a family issue which he had to attend to.
Korir says that the wild card is given to exceptional athletics and it is the interest of the athletics verses interest of the nation.
Today’s athletics was a very good day for the Kenya Defence Force having the lead in the medals which they 30 in total and the Nairobi Police Services becoming the second in a total of 13 medals.

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