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

Last updated 7 months ago | By Dennis Okeyo

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.

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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.

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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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