Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kenya athletics team ready to rumble

The Kenya team landed here on Thursday evening beaming with confidence as they seek to defend their eight gold medals in the World Cross Country Championships this Sunday.

The 39th edition of the IAAF event has attracted over 500 runners from 55 countries. Kenya must do everything to strengthen their grip on the championship it has dominated since 1985.

Kenya’s challenge will again come from Ethiopia, Spain, Portugal, USA, Australia, Bahrain, Qatar, Eritrea, Uganda, Great Britain, Morocco and Japan.

There was little the Kenya team could have done on Thursday after checking in at their hotels after enduring an 18-hour trip from Nairobi.

Head of delegation, Joseph Kinyua, who together with press Liaison Officer Peter Angwenyi had travelled a day before, had made sure that the accommodation of the athletes was in perfect condition