Following some lengthy consultations between the Ministry of Sports coupled with Athletics Kenya, and the Ministry of Sports, it was agreed that the Olympic trials will be held on 14, and 15 June 2024 to give opportunity to athletes who are yet to make the cut for the Olympics.

According to Paul Mutwii– Athletics Kenya Vice President, and Barnaba Korir– Chairperson of Youth Development at Athletics Kenya, only 49 athletes who have complied with the ADAK, and AIU Anti-doping regulations will take the stage at Nyayo Stadium.

The reigning 100-meter Men’s champion Ferdinand Omanyala hopes to right his so-far outdoor season wrongs as he battles it out with Mark Otieno, Tyson Juma, and Dan Kiviasi.

Elsewhere, Faith Kipyegon will double in the customary 1500 meters, and the 5000 meters where she will battle it against the 10,000-meter Women’s World Record holder Beatrice Chebet.

Mary Moraa will also compete in the 800m, facing Nelly Chepchirchir, Sarah Moraa, Naomi Korir, and Vivian Kiprotich while World record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will lead the women’s 3000m steeplechase, competing against Jackline Chepkoech and Faith Cherotich.

The men’s 1500m, one of the most anticipated races, will attract Reynold Cheruiyot, Timothy Cheruiyot, Abel Kipsang, and Brian Komen.

The Men’s 800m will feature rising star Emmanuel Wanyonyi against Aaron Kemei, Wycliffe Kinyamal, Alex Ngeno, Emmanuel Korir, and Ferguson Rotich.

These athletes highlight what is termed as a mini-Olympic.



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