Mary Moraa explains the contrast in running at home and abroad in SportPesa Scores & News – Kenya.

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The 2024 Kip Keino Classic event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 20, and is expected to feature athletes like Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Letsile Tebogo, and Ferdinand Omanyala. Mary Moraa, the 2023 World 800-meter champion, expressed that she feels pressure to perform when competing in Kenya. In an interview on Spot On, she stated that the support of Kenyan fans motivates her to give her best performance in front of a local audience. She emphasized that the fans’ sacrifice to watch her compete serves as a source of pressure but also as a driving force to not let them down.

The 23-year-old athlete is confirmed as one of the star runners for the Kip Keino Classic at the Nyayo National Stadium. Kennedy Tanui, the deputy director of the event, has assured stakeholders that everything is on track for the upcoming event. He mentioned that the track and equipment are ready and that the final preparations, such as OB transmission and stadium markings, are underway. Tanui also expressed confidence in the stadium’s track, indicating that it is expected to facilitate record-breaking performances.

Overall, the anticipation is high for the Kip Keino Classic, and with the support of athletes like Mary Moraa, the event promises to be a thrilling and record-breaking showcase of talent.

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