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Kenya confirm bid to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya has confirmed bidding to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships after successfully hosting the U20 (2021) and U18 (2017) World Athletics Championships.  

Athletics Kenya president, Jackson Tuwei, has said Kenya has submitted their documentation to the World Athletics ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Tuwei feels Kenya’s history of producing world-class athletes gives them a real chance of becoming the first African host of the global showpiece.

The East African country has 60 World and 34 Olympic champions and holds 8 women’s and 9 men’s world records.

“We feel like Kenya is the spiritual home of athletics,” Tuwei told BBC Sport Africa.

“It has never been hosted in Africa and never been done in Kenya, so we believe that it is our time.

“We couldn’t have managed to get the bid document without government support and we are very grateful.”

Tuwei added Kenya learned a lot from hosting the two youth competitions that will help them hold a successful World Championships if given the nod.

“We learned a lot of lessons out of those two events and I believe we are now ready to act on those lessons we learned,” he insisted.

Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium will be the center of events if Kenya gets the nod to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships.