The second edition of Sirikwa Cross country, the World Athletics Cross country Tour has attracted over 50 foreign athletes.

The race set for February 4th at the Lobo Village in kapseret, Uasin Gishu County has attracted athletes from Ethiopia, Eritrea and other nations according to the names released by Chief Executive Officer Barnaba Korir.

Korir said that Eritrean duo of Mebrahtu Merhawi and Daniel Gebruwill be competing at the event.

“Apart from the two athletes from Eritrea, we also have Millan De La Oliva Emil (Sweden), MathayoSombiSamhenda (Tanzania), Sondre Moen (Norway), Ezekiel Mutai (Uganda),” said Korir.

He added that other foreign athletes have shown interest in running at the event but they have not confirmed.

“We are expecting a bigger number of foreign athletes compared to last year because of the nature of the event. Once we have their confirmation, we shall communicate to everyone to prepare well,” added Korir.

For the Kenyan athletes, he said that top 50 athletes at the concluded national cross country championships have automatically qualifiedfor the championships.

“Anybody who finished in top 50 has qualified for the championships and we hope that all of them will come for the event now that we are hosting such big international show,” he added.

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