Doha 2019: Trials for IAAF World Athletics Kick Off on Nairobi

Kenyan athletes. [Photo: Courtesy]
Kenyan top athletes will undergo two-day trials for IAAF World Athletics Championships between September 12 and 13 at Nyayo National Stadium.

Scheduled competitions for the two days include 400M hurdles, 100M hurdles, 500M, long jump, 100M hurdles, 200M, 800M, high jump, triple jump, 1500M, javelin and 300M SC.

Athletics Kenya, the national body governing the sport, has confirmed the development and clearly set out rules for the event.

“All athletes wanting to participate in the trials must compete during the event and must emerge in the top three. One must have met the qualifying standards set by IAAF and must have fulfilled the AIU Anti-doping requirements,” AK said.

Successful athletes will represent Kenya in the upcoming World Championship to be staged in Doha, Qatar between September 27 and October 6.

According to AK, the trials, will also serve as a qualifying phase for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games since the qualifying period of the latter started in May.

“Athletes who will not qualify for the World Championships will still qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games if they have emerged top 8 in the season,” a statement sent to Opera News by AK reads.

About 250 athletes had registered for the trials.

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