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Warm-up tartan and electronic equipment arrive

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By | July 9th 2010

By JAMES WAINDI

Equipments for the 17th African Senior Athletics Championships is finally in the process being installed for the continental event to be held at the Nyayo National Stadium this month.

Athletics Kenya (AK) chairman Isaiah Kiplagat, who is also the chairman of the local organising committee, said four technicians from Italy had already started work on the tartan warm-up track and that the old scoreboard was being brought down to be replaced by a new one.

"Four technicians from Italy have started fixing the warm-up track which will be ready in 14 days. Other equipment like the time electronics, score board and modern pole vaults made of fibre, among others, have also arrived, but unfortunately our athletes cannot use some of the equipments before the event," said Kiplagat during a luncheon for the Kenyan team, hosted by Kenya Airways at a Nairobi Hotel yesterday.

Kiplagat thanked Kenya Airways for advertising the event across the globe and giving a 20 percent discount on participants coming the event.

"Kenya Airways have advertised this event in at least 40 countries. It is a good gesture and that they are giving a 20 percent discount on participants is a major boost for us," Kiplagat said.

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