Reasons Emmanuel Wanyonyi May Not Compete in African Games 800m Race

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The 13th edition of the African Games is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 23, 2024. Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the 800 meter World Silver medalist, has hinted that he may not represent Kenya at the forthcoming African Games.

He made this known after winning the 2km loop race at the 2024 Sirikwa Classic World Cross Country Tour in Eldoret on Saturday, February 3. Wanyonyi expressed uncertainty about his participation, citing concerns about his physical condition.

He also stated that he is focusing on preparing for the Olympic Games and highlighted the importance of cross country in building up for track and field events. Wanyonyi emphasized the significance of cross country running for 800m runners, especially in preparation for the track and field season.

He mentioned that his main goal is to prepare adequately for his first Olympic Games and that his coach will determine his participation in Diamond League races this year. Nonetheless, he recognized the value of Diamond League races in providing valuable experience for athletes competing in the 800m event.

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