The second edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour will have 185 athletes who have confirmed to participate on Saturday (18) at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
The Kip Keino Continental Tour has received a financial boost after ABSA Bank sponsored the event to a tune of Kshs 20 million.
Kenya will be hosting the Kipkeino Classic tour for the second time in a row after hosting the first edition last year at the Nyayo National Stadium.
“It is very exciting to see Kenyan athletes do well and it is in this regard that we have partnered with Athletics Kenya for the Continental Tour. As a brand, we draw inspiration from our athletes and I believe the partnership will not only boost the event but also promote tourism through the event,” said Jeremy Awori , the bank’s Chief Executive Officer.
Athletics Kenya president Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei said that they opted for Kasarani owing to the increased number of entries and the success the facility has had in hosting global events.
“It will be a bigger and more exciting event than last year. 80 athletes have registered for the national events while the discretionary and core events has attracted 185 athletes,”
The meet director, Barnabas Korir who is also the Youth and Development chairman, further stated that, “fans who intend to watch the proceedings from the stands will have to wait for the outcome as negotiations between his office and relevant authorities are ongoing.”