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Kenya May Hold 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya confirms the bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championship to show the Athletics Kenya President’s intention towards bringing the competition to the east African nation.

Confirmation of the bid officially took place on Friday 1st October been the World Athletics deadline. 

Authentication of the plan followed suit after the announcement of bidding documents received by Tuwei.

To cement his confirmed intention, Jackson recollected how successful the world junior championships were in Kasarani stadium Nairobi in 2017 and 2021.  

The world junior championships organized in Kenya made several world records and the emergence of personal bests. 

As proof of the country’s capabilities, Jackson said it’s Kenya’s time to host the leading event since the previous event came with lessons well learned. 

Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, head of African athletics, hopes the possible host of the 2025 World Championships will be Kenya. 

Kenya’s sports cabinet secretary further said the facilities in Kenya must assure free, safe, and secure competition.  

In the end, World Athletics assured the global event would take place across continents on a rotational basis.  

Criteria for submitting the proposal 

Since the bidding is a competitive process that allows other countries to register their interest, the action requires utmost modalities. 

The only surest way of winning the hosting rights by any country is to submit a formidable proposal. 

NB: World Athletics Championships is a leading athletics competition founded in Sweden and held by the governing body. 

The Championships, a biennial games competition organized by World Athletics, was formerly known as IAAF until October 2019. 

Why Kenya Stood a Chance of Winning the Bid

  • One of the numerous chances of Kenya winning the bid is the confidence level of the country’s administration. 
  • The sports Cabinet Secretary highlighting the nation’s ameliorated infrastructure is a big plus to their desire. 
  • Kenya stands a good chance of winning as they are tested and trusted in hosting world sports events. 
  • Another reason Kenya is likely to win the bid is they have the World Safari Rally Championships and second continental tour. The nation sees winning the hosting rights as an opportunity for discovering the African continent and not just for Kenya.
  • Hosting the 2025 Athletics World Championships in Kenya will mark Africa’s first championships.
  • Kenya is in good stead to host the World Athletics Champions as the nation has recognition as a spiritual home of athletics. 
  • Kenya has consistently competed in all editions since the inception of the IAAF World Championships.
  • The country has won the second-highest number of gold medals and the second-highest medals.  

Personnel in support of Kenya hosting the 2025 World Athletics Championships

The personnel’s hoping Kenya wins the hosting rights are the likes of Jackson Tuwei, Amina Mohammed, and Hamad Kalkaba Malboum.  

Jackson Tuwei, in his speech, said Kenya had organized two successful junior championships where they discovered personal bests.

Amina Mohammed has also said she is confident that Kenya can host the Championships due to its unmatched infrastructure. 

Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, since 2017, had always wanted the continent to host the 2025 Championships, with Kenya the possible host. 


The acceptance of Kenya’s bid to host the 2025 Athletics World Championships would bring the event to Africa for the first time.

And the country’s President of Athletics showed gratefulness to the support from the government for helping them get the bid document.

In the end, the sports global governing body sets to visit Kenya before the announcement of the host.


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