Thousands expected for the 2017 Discovery Cross Country in Eldoret

Thousands expected for the 2017 Discovery Cross Country  in Eldoret

Thousands expected for the 2017 Discovery Cross Country in Eldoret

Over 3000 athletes are expected for the 26th edition of the Discovery Kenya Cross Country set for Sunday in Eldoret.

The event organized by Rosa Associati will comprise of 10km and 8km senior men and women, 8km and 6km for under 20 men and women, 2km for boys the age of 12 years, 1km for girls under 12 year, 1km for boys and girls under 10 years and 5000m for boys and girls under 6 years.

The organizers said the event will be crucial in the season as athletes build up for the world cross country.

“We have been receiving huge entries in the previous editions and this year we are anticipating that over 3000m athletes will take part,” David Letting one of the local organizer said.

“We have finalized everything and we are ready to host the event at Eldoret Sports Club, "He said.

According to Letting, the event has achieved international standards owing to the caliber of athletes competing at the event.

“Both local and international athletes normally compete here and the great organization has given the event international standards,’He added.

Letting confirmed that world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor and silver medallist Bedan Karoki will compete.

The duo battled each other last year with Karoki flooring  his arch-rival Kamworor. However, the latter went ahead to beat him at the world half marathon championships in Cardiff.

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