Team kenya to land in Moscow Wednesday

By evelyn watta
Aug 06, 2013
  • Kenya captain Julius Yego and his assistant Nancy Jebet Lagat at the flag hand over ceremony at state house with President Uhuru.

The Kenya team to the world championships is expected in Moscow on Wednesday afternoon, a day before the start of the eight day event at the Luzhniki stadium.

The team eventually left the country early Tuesday after their initial travel on Monday evening aborted due to a fuel pump hitch at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport,JKIA,Nairobi.

The team of 43 athletes and officials had to spent the night in a city hotel after a seven-hour wait at the JKIA.

The kenyans have been forced to spend Tuesday night in Dubai before taking the five hour flight to Moscow on Wednesday.

The unexpected long travel will affect the athletes especially the women marathoners and the 10000m men who have their final races on Saturday August 10.

Lucy Kabuu, Edna Kiplagat, Agnes Barsosio, Margaret Akai, Eunice Kirwaen are in the women's marathon team while the men's 10000m team has Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui and Kenneth Kiprotich.

The men's 800m runners and the women steepchasers will also have the heats on the first day of competition.