Big Turnout Expected At Kenyan XC Race

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 30, 2012
Kenya has one of the deepest cross-country fields in the world. Photo:

The East African nation has no shortage of top-tier runners.

This Sunday, the Tuskys Waren Cross Country Championship takes place in Eldoret, Kenya.

The stunning fact is that over 1,000 runners are expected to complete–no small turnout by any stretch of the imagination.

“Preparations are on. All will be in order and we are asking cross-country runners to take advantage of the home event and register in plenty. We shall host it at the traditional Huruma playing grounds,” said the event director Moses Kiptanui.

Kiptanui is a famous face in Kenyan running. He is a three-time world champion in the 3,000m steeplechase event.

“Last year, more than 700 athletes participated in the Tuskys Wareng cross country. We expect the number to go above the 1,000 mark,” Kiptanui said.

The event is offering four race divisions: 6K junior women, 8K junior men, 8K senior women and 12K senior men. It is taking place a week after the fourth Kenya Commercial Bank/Athletics Kenya Meet in Mt Elgon.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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