2024 is set to be a year filled with exciting sports events for Kenyan athletes. The previous year was already a success for Kenya’s sporting industry, with national teams achieving impressive results and athletes delivering extraordinary performances. However, 2024 promises to be even better, with a long list of major events on the horizon, including the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Cross Country Championships.
The highlight of the year will undoubtedly be the Olympic Games, which will be held in France from July to August. This prestigious event will provide Kenyan athletes with the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against some of the world’s best. The Kenyan relay team, led by African 100m record holder Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala, will also have the chance to compete in the World Athletics Relays Championships in the Bahamas in May. This event serves as a qualification route for the Paris Olympic Games.
One of the top events for Kenyan athletes in 2024 is the World Athletics Continental Tour event, known as the Kip Keino Classic. This event, which has been moved forward from its usual May date due to changes in the Diamond League calendar, will take place in Nairobi on April 20. The WRC Safari Rally Kenya, another major event on the calendar, has also undergone changes and will now be held during the traditional Easter period, from March 28 to March 31.
In addition, Kenyan speedsters will participate in the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on March 30. This highly anticipated event will be held at the Park of Friendship, the same venue where the successful 2013 European Championships took place.
Kenyan sports fans can expect to see their athletes shining at these events, with names like Faith Kipyegon, Mary Moraa, Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Eliud Kipchoge, and Ferdinand Omanyala, among others, expected to excel. Overall, 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting and successful year for Kenyan athletes, filled with opportunities to showcase their talents on the global stage.