Team Kenya jet out tonight for World Championships:
The first group of athletes from Team Kenya who will compete in the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, scheduled for July 15–24, are scheduled to depart the nation tonight for the United States of America.
The athletes will go in batches depending on the dates of their individual competitions, according to team manager Rono Bunei.
“The initial round of athletes will depart tonight (Monday). For the past two weeks, we have been camped out at Moi Stadium in Kasarani, and I am confident that our athletes would perform well “Bunei added.
With the eight-person 3,000m steeplechase team, Bunei continued, “It’s time for Kenyans to be joyful.
Bunei remarked, “They (Steeplechasers) have been quite disciplined and we haven’t rubbed shoulders improperly.
“Before July 18, the marathon team will arrive in Eldoret and join the others. The athletes have been divided into groups according to their events.”
Peres Jepchirchir, the Olympic champion who will be missing the Worlds due to injury, cannot be replaced, according to Bunei.
Ruth Chepngétich, Judith Jeptum, and Angela Tanui are now in charge of making sure Kenya wins the championship again.
Athletes who will be competing at the Oregon and Commonwealth Games simultaneously are scheduled to travel to Birmingham on July 24 and 25.
“According to the Ministry of Sports and Athletics Kenya, the competitors who will compete in double will depart for Birmingham on either July 24 or July 25. Those who lack UK visas will return to their home countries before leaving again. Every athlete traveling tonight has a valid visa, “added Bunei.