Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi
Named in honour of the “Nyayo” philosophy (peace love, unity) by Kenya’s second President, the late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, the stadium was constructed in the early 1980s as one of the signature venues for the 1987 Fourth All Africa Games hosted in Nairobi.
The stadium also hosted the 2010 African Athletics Championships with continental stars, such as Botswana’s Amantle Montsho and Isaac Makwala, Nigeria’s Blessings Okagbare, Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenya’s David Rudisha among the five-star athletes lighting up the track.
Kenya’s former javelin world champion Julius Yego is among athletes who introduced themselves to the athletics world at the Nyayo National Stadium. “The Nyayo National Stadium has always been good to me,” reflects Yego.
The stadium has for four decades been an iconic hunting ground for Kenyan athletes seeking tickets to major competitions like the Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships as both Athletics Kenya and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya find it the preferred venue for their trials for these competitions.
The 5th edition came with its share of surprises as new and existing contenders battled it out on the Tatum track arena against the champions. The event was also graced by legends such as the 1968 Olympic Games sprinter John Carlos and 1992 Barcelona Olympic 400m hurdles champion Kevin Young.
Do not miss out on this spell-binding action of the coming edition!
Save the date: 20th April 2024.
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