Athletics Kenya nominated for global award

Athletics Kenya nominated for global award

The winner will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.

Athletics Kenya (AK) is among the six finalists nominated for Member Federation Award at the World Athletics Awards 2022. 

Athletics Kenya was the first member federation to sign the Sport for Climate Action Framework, underlining the governing body’s position at the forefront of climate action in Kenya.

Since August 2021, when it signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Athletics Kenya has installed four air quality sensors in the Kasarani Stadium, Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi National Park and Nakuru Athletics Club, with more to come.


As well as staging the only Continental Tour Gold meeting in Africa, Kenya also hosted a media development programme for the African region in 2022.

At the elite end of the sport, Kenya topped the medals table at the African Championships, winning 10 gold medals, five silver and eight bronze. Eliud Kipchoge also lowered his own marathon world record, while Faith Kipyegon and Emmanuel Korir added world titles to the Olympic gold medals they won last year.

Other federations nominated include Korea, Spain, Brazil, Guam and Jamaica. 

The Member Federation Award honours a national governing body that has gone above and beyond to serve its athletes, fans and greater community. The shortlisted federations were nominated by each of the six area associations.

The winner will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.