As the clock counts down to the 10th edition of the IAAF World U18 Championship, teams are making their way to Nairobi, Kenya in preparation for the event.
With the final touches being done to Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani, the teams that arrived first took the opportunity to go through their paces at the stadium.
60 teams have checked into the Kenyatta University which will serve as the host village for the participating teams.
South African coach Reneilwe Aphane believes the stage is set for South Africa to dominate in the middle distance races.
“They are looking at the Wayde van Niekerk, the Castor Semenya success at the middle distance races so they will be super motivated,” he said. “The senior athletes have set the platform,” he added.
Team Uganda, made up of 12 athletes, is expected to arrive on Tuesday at 6:00am after boarding a bus from Kampala, Uganda.
“We hope to get to Nairobi by 6:00am and train at 11:00am,” said Moses Asonye, the team coach.
The championship will run from 12th-16th July attracting the best U18 athletes across the world.