Athletics: Athletes brace for busy season ahead as AK release next season’s calendar

By Dennis Okeyo: Monday, November 18th 2019 at 23:04 GMT +3 | Athletics
Police officers in 400meters women race during East Africa Police Chiefs 3rd edition games at Kasarani Stadium on Friday, August 30, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Athletics Kenya is bracing for a busy season as the national running body released the 2019-2020 calendar that includes Mountain running and Masters competition.

The calendar will kick off with the first leg; the AK cross country meet set this Saturday in Machakos.

Sotik will host the second meet on December 14 while Olkalau will have the third meeting, on December 21.

Nairobi will host national cross country championships cum trials on February 8 , 2020 where a team will be picked for the Africa cross country championship scheduled for Lome, Togo, on March 3.

The AK track and field meetings will start on February 22-23 in Eldoret while Nairobi will host the second leg on March 5-6.

Selection for Africa Athletics Champions will be held on May 5-8 in Nairobi ahead of the event in June in Algiers, Algeria. Trials for the World under-20 championships will be on May 30-31 in Nairobi while trials for Tokyo Olympics are slated for June 19, 2020.

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The calendar will also focus on Diamond league, walk competition, AK weekend meets that include cross country, track and field and anti-doping awareness. [Dennis Okeyo]

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