Reigning world 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot, Commonwealth 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi and Edwin Meli will be running a 2,000m virtual race against Noreigwian brothers Ingebrigtsen Jakob, Filip and Henrik.
The June 11th date will see the athletes from two nations will be competing in both Kenya and Norwegian at Nyayo stadium and Oslo called ‘Maurie Plant Memorial Race.’
Dubbed ‘The Impossible Games,’ the event will be shown on international TV as a split screen competition, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed assured.
“We are proud that we were chosen and identified by Norway to participate in this race. This is a vote of confidence in our country and all of us and our dedication to sportsmen and women,” Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed stated.
Each of the teams will have two pacesetters and team Cheruiyot have settled on Timothy Sein and Vincent Keter as their pace setters. The five athletes, coached by Bernard Ouma started their training at the Nyayo National Stadium on Tuesday.
“It feels so good to be back on the track and training again. It had been difficult training in isolation but we are so glad to be back here. We will be ready for the competition and we are doing all we can to get our bodies in shape,” Cheruiyot, the team leader stated.