April 21, 2024

International flair for Sirikwa Cross country tour as prize money is increased

International flair for Sirikwa Cross country tour as prize money is increased
Past Sirikwa action/ Photo/ Athletics Kenya

Over 500 athletes from 17 countries have been confirmed for the third edition of the meet.

This year's Sirikwa World Cross Country Tour gold meeting set for 3rd February at Lobo Village will bring together the best in the country and beyond for epic battles.

The meet has attracted entrants from Great Britain, Poland, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania among other countries, giving Kenyan athletes a run for their money.

 

Over 500 athletes from 17 countries have been confirmed for the third edition of the meet. 

The main races will be curtain-raised by the kids category. This year's edition also features a people with disabilities category as well as community participation that will see elderly people from 46 to over 60 years compete.

The staging of the second edition of the World Cross Country Tour, according to CEO Barnaba Korir, is proof that Kenya is ready to host major global competitions.

The prize money for the different categories will see the senior men's and women's winners, win millions as the prize purse has been set at Ksh 9.2 million for the podium finishers.

The top 20 finishers in each category will be awarded.

Podium finishers in different categories:

5-7 years - Ksh77,000 
8-10 years - Ksh 224,000
11-13 years - Ksh 346,000
Under 18 - Ksh1,248,000 (to be paid in dollars)
Under 20 -  Ksh2,128,000
Senior men and women - Ksh9,216,000
46-59 years - Ksh390,000
60 years and above - Ksh510,000
People With Disabilities - Ksh400,000