Kenya has confirmed the submission of a bid document to host the 2025 World Championships.
Athletics Kenya president, Jackson Tuwei said he feels that Kenya’s history of producing world-class athletes gives them a real chance of becoming the first African host of the global showpiece.
“We feel like Kenya is the spiritual home of athletics,” he added in an interview.
He also believes that Kenya’s experience of hosting both the Under-20 World Athletics Championships earlier this year and the Under-18 version in 2017 sets them in good stead.
“We learnt a lot of lessons out of those two events and I believe we are now ready to act on those lessons we learnt,” he insisted.
Kenya boasts of a rich history in middle- and long-distance athletics, with a record of 60 World and 34 Olympic champions while also currently holding eight women’s and nine men’s world records.
Back in 2017, the head of African athletics Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said that he wanted Africa to host the 2025 World Championships.
World Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, is set to visit the bidding cities in early 2022 and could announce the hosts in March.