Over 5,000 participants are expected at the inaugural Mount Kenya Mountain running championship set for February 22nd in Meru County.
This comes at a time that Athletics Kenya has approved the championships saying it will boost their bid to diversify.
The championships will be using the event to raise more than Sh50 million for revitalising their efforts in fighting cancer.
AK president Jackson Tuwei revealed that their dream to bid and host an international event which was conceived way back in 2014 had seen the green-light with the inception of the Mt Kenya Championship.
“This platform will help us look into other options now that we have dominated track and roads. I am grateful that the event was organised with the aim of fighting cancer as well as conservation of game reserves. Besides that, the championship will develop athletes who have specialised in mountain running to compete with the rest across the world. I believe with this, time is ripe for us to host an international event too,” said Tuwei