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Strict Covid-19 measures at Nyayo National Stadium as Kip Keino Classic passes without incident

Strict Covid-19 measures at Nyayo National Stadium as Kip Keino Classic passes without incident

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Track officials line up at the Kip Keino Classic at Nyayo National Stadium on 3 October 2020

Nairobi, October 4, 2020

The Kip Keino Classic, one of the seven legs of the 2020 World Athletics Tour “Gold Label” meetings concluded in Nairobi on Saturday (3 October) without a hitch.

With total cases of Covid-19 infections reaching 38,923 and 725 deaths by the day of the event on 3 October, there was no taking chances with the health of the athletes, organisers and the limited number of fans granted entry into the refurbished Nyayo National Stadium.

The Local Organising Committee pulled out all the stops with the help of Kenyan health authorities to stage a successful event amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which occasioned the postponement of the inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour series.

The Kip Keino Classic marked the end of the shortened athletics season, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

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