Athletics Kenya team manager Joseph Kinyua said they will not deny athletes who have qualified for the Olympic Games a chance to compete in the Diamond League meetings prior to travelling to London.
âWe understand that there are some athletes who may want to compete in other events between now and the Olympic Games. Every athlete case will be treated differently. There will be no mass releases as we will look at the merit of each case,â he said.
Kinyua, who is also the AK treasurer, at the same time, said he is glad that most of the athletes have reported to camp and serious programme will start after two days.
âWe expect all athletes to be at State House this morning then after that we may give those who want two days off before training starts,â he said.
Olympic 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop is one of the athletes who has confirmed his entry at the Paris Diamond League meeting on July 6.
âI have completed the most difficult task in my campaign to London. That is to qualify for the Olympics. Now the focus should be on training. I have done enough endurance tests in Eldoret. Now I have to step up on my speed, which will be crucial in winning at London.
âI will run the 800m race in Paris, then I may have another race before returning home for the final preparation,â said Kiprop.
Kemboi said he is switching to marathon next year after more than ten years on the track. He says he wants to finish on a high in London.