Thursday, May 23, 2024
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As always, Kenya leads the way as others follow


Okayenya’s Peter Lomuryon lead the U15 Boys race on the second version of the ISF World Faculty Cross Nation championship at Ngong Racecourse. Could 12, 2024. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

As soon as once more, Kenya proved its would possibly as a worldwide powerhouse in athletics by sweeping all classes within the twenty fourth version of the World Faculty Cross Nation Championship held in Nairobi on the weekend.

Not solely did Kenya win, however its athletes edged out rivals Uganda from the group title within the occasion held on the Ngong racecourse.

A number of the athletes who dazzled of their classes included Sheila Chepkosgei and Ezron kimurgor (Women and Boys U-12), Jane Wangari and Peter Lomuryon (Women and Boys U15) and Diana’s Chepkemoi and Phanuel Kipkosgei (Women and Boys U-18).

Kenya’s Diana Chepkemoi have a good time after successful the U18 Class throughout the second version of the ISF World Faculty Cross Nation Championship at Ngong Racecourse. Could 12, 2024. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The winners went dwelling with glittering gold medals after triumphing over their rivals.

Kenya’s medal haul is a transparent testomony that the way forward for cross nation is vibrant and properly intact.

The truth that the occasion was given a clear invoice of well being by the worldwide physique; the Worldwide Faculty Sports activities Federation (ISF), is an indication that the nation did properly within the planing, Organising and execution of the championship.

ISF competitors mannequin Catherine Achieng’ with U15 athletes throughout the second version of the ISF World Faculty Cross Nation championship at Ngong Racecourse. Could 12, 2024. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The occasion was attended by 460 delegates from 21 nations. Whereas praising the athletes for placing their greatest foot ahead within the races, President William Ruto stated; “The contributors demonstrated humanity and unity which confirms that the world is turning into a worldwide village, and all of us belong to that village.”

“At this time, we now have given our greatest as Kenya, and the youngsters have given their greatest. What we now have right here at present isn’t just a contest, however a celebration of our range, a celebration of our youngsters, a celebration of our expertise.”

Other than the primary contest on the Ngong racecourse, there have been different parallel seminars and workshops the place the delegates and contributors have been taken by way of anti-doping classes and the significance of cultural exchanges.

This was the second time the excessive profile championships was being held Africa, after the 2000 version in Marrakech, Morocco.

 

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