KipKeino Classic Continental Tour earlier scheduled for September 26, 2020 has been pushed forward by a week. The event will now take place on October 3, 2020 at the Nyayo National Stadium. The changes are as a result of a change in the Diamond League 2020 calendar, which has seen Doha Diamond League brought forward by around a fortnight.
This means Doha will now take place on September 25, 2020 instead of the initial date of October 9, 2020; it could not be held as the traditional season opener in April due to coronavirus. It is due to the clash in dates that the organisers of the KipKeino Classic saw it better to push the event forward by a week.
“Due to our closeness with the Middle East country, the two meetings cannot be held in the same weekend or rather within a space of 24 hours because they are bound to divide the athletes in the region and that is why we thought it was wise to postpone our event to give them an opportunity in both races,” said the KipKeino meet director, Mr. Barnaba Korir.