Kenya’s Athletics head coach Julius Kirwa has urged for proper planning of events as the nation gears up for probable honors in 2017.
Nairobi will host the 2017 World Youth Championships an event the nation plans to spend on immensely.
Reports indicate Kenya is planning to spend over 200 million U.S. dollars to host the crucial IAAF World Under-18 Championships, a milestone in East African sport.
“We must plan well,” head coach Julius Kirwa told Xinhua.
“The season has some of the most important events in an athlete’ s calendar.
“The London World championships is the biggest, but to host an event at home bringing in over 1,000 international athletes is as equally important.”
Before the mega event in Kenya, athletes will make the trip to Uganda for the World Cross Country in Kampala on March 26.
Kenya claimed individual titles in the senior categories through world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor and Agnes Tirop when the event was last held in Guiyang, China in 2015.