Kenya: Athletics Kenya Nominated for Global Award


Athletics Kenya has been nominated for 2020 World Athletics Member Federation Award.

AK will now battle it out with five other federations for the accolade, whose the winner will be announced at the World Athletics Awards 2020 gala to be held virtually on December 5 this year.

The awards will be streamed live on the World Athletics YouTube channel, its Facebook page and via Twitter.

Besides AK, who were nominated by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), others are Athletics New Zealand (Oceania Athletics Association), Nicaraguan Athletics Federation (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association), Palestine Athletic Federation (Asian Athletics Association), Peruvian Athletics Federation (Confederation of South American Athletics) and Polish Athletics Association (European Athletics).

A statement from World Athletics disclosed that each area association was asked to nominate two member federations for the award. Then the World Athletics Executive Board voted to select the six finalists, one from each area association.

Despite nationwide lockdowns and other disruptions, AK succeeded in organising and staging the Kip Keino Classic, the first World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Africa on October 3.

“Kenyan athletes also competed well internationally, sweeping the team titles at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships on October 17 in Gdynia, Poland,” explained the statement from World Athletics.

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