The organisers of the 32nd edition of the Discovery Kenya Cross country championships are in high spirit as they plan to host the mother of all Cross Country races in the country on Sunday (29) at the Eldoret Sports club, Uasin Gishu County.
The race director David Letting said that after the national championships, they expect a big team as some of the athletes will use it as a build up for Sirikwa Classic Cross Country Championships that will be held the following weekend at the famous Lobo Village.
“We have had the national championships as well as the national trials for world cross country championships in Bathurst Australia, then next week we shall have the Sirikwa Classic, many athletes may miss this event or some may come as a way of training for the race,” said Letting.
The Discovery cross country was Started way back in 1991 and the race has been the breeding ground for many athletes who go ahead to win various medals across the world.
He said that they are done with preparations waiting for the day of competition where athletes will compete in eight disciplines.
“We shall be hosting about 3,000 athletes, competing in various categories. We have the 500m for under five years, 1km for boys and girls aged 7 years, 2km for boys and girls aged 12 years, the normal 6km junior women, 8km junior men, 8km senior women and 10km senior men,” explained Letting