Athletics kenya unveils qualifying creteria

Athletics Kenya has unveiled the cretaria to be used in selecting athletes to represent the country at the IAAF world championships to be held on Doha, Qatar in September.

With national trials set for August 20th to 22nd at Nayayo National stadium, A.K president Jack Tuwei said the athletes who will be competing in Doha from September 28th to October 6th will meet some qualifications.

 Tuwei said that attaining the required standard time in a given distance must come before September where athletes to compete at the trials will compete through their teams, regions or institutions.

Tuwei said that athletes must fulfil the anti-doping requirements by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) where selected athletes must have undergone three out-of-competition and one in-competition doping tests before the selection date.

At the same time, Diamond League Winners from 2018 have gained automatic qualification for the World event.

Some of the winners from Kenya are Conseslus Kipruto, who is also the World 3,000m steeplechase champion, Emmanuel Korir (800m), Timothy Cheruiyot (1,500m), World 5,000m Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase).

Additional information Daily Nation

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