Tuwei optimistic Kenya will host world championships, urging Africa to support continental events

Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei is optimistic that Kenya will be hosting the 2025 World Athletics championships.

He said that having great world and continental championships, the country was laying a good foundation for a bigger championship.

“As a country, we hosted the world cross country championships, Africa senior Athletics championships, world under 18, world under 20, Agnes Tirop world cross country tour and the Continental Tour, what has remained is the world championships,” said Tuwei.

Speaking in a hotel in Nairobi, during the two-day media training workshop by World Athletics, also urged African nations to support mega sporting events on the continent.

He said that it is unfortunate that some African countries failed to compete at the major champions by failing to send their athletes.

“This is very unfortunate thing is that not all of the member associations send their teams to compete at these continental events. For example, during the World Under-20 Championships in Nairobi last year, only 28 out of 54 member associations sent their teams,” he said.

He added that the forthcoming Senior African Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius next month will be attended by all member federations.

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