Athletics Kenya Masters team made history as they won eighteen gold medals at the just concluded 14th edition of the Africa Masters Athletics Championships (AFMA) held from November 16-18, 2023 at the Pilditch Athletics Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Team Kenya sent a lean team of eleven athletes due to financial hindrance and they participated in 23 events and managed to win eighteen gold and five silver medals.
Team Kenya also set two African records led by the double World Relays Silver medallist and also the Current African Record holder in 4x800m, Sylivia Chematui Chesebe in the women 800m race in age group 35-39 and the three time Kenyan National champion, Regina Malai Mulatya who set a new African record in long Jump.
Geoffrey Terer took part in most events, winning two gold medals in 1500m, 800m races and he also won two silver medals in mixed relay and 4 by 1 mixed relay.
The team was led by former All-African Games 400m Hurdles silver medallist, Dr. Rose Tata Muya who is the Secretary general of AKM, double Olympic marathon silver medallist, Catherine Ndereba and former world marathon record-holder Patrick Makau.
Team Kenya landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday afternoon and was received by Athletics Kenya director of competitions and senior vice-president, Paul Mutwii.
Kenya finished second at the concluded Africa Masters Athletics (AFMA) championships in Pretoria, South Africa.Kenya finished second at the concluded Africa Masters Athletics (AFMA) championships in Pretoria, South Africa.
Kenya finished second behind the overall winners South Africa.