- Kenya just hosted the World under 18 IAAF Championships at the Moi International Sports Stadium
- Kenyans broke the record for the most attended championship in the world
- Below are 11 photos of everything you probably missed and will make your heart burst with pride and patriotism
So mad props to ya'll Kenyans who turned up at the Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani to cheer on Team Kenya at the just concluded World Under 18 IAAF Championships that took place over the weekend of Saturday, July 15.
You turned up in unimagined numbers- over 50,000 fans and thousands more turned away; and it was no political rally or international artiste's concert- to cheer on your fellow Kenyans as they ran for the gold and country
The world recognised you, we recognise you and we salute the brotherhood and fun you displayed while at it. Nothing beats patriotism in moving the heart, and in these 11 photos, we show you what you made the entire country feel:
1. When your blood runs red, black, green and white
2. Our teenies who put us on the map. Number 4 worldwide is no joke!
3. King David Rudisha, reminding the world that Kenya is made of champions
4. When the First Lady shed off her official role and turned up at the Stadium, no holds barred
5. You can always bet- a sure bet for that matter- that Kenyans will always bag a medal...and when that national anthem begins, my oh my!
6. 88k spectators on Saturday, July 15, 37,600 the following day..when Kenyans break your heart with their undying patriotism
7. I'm about to start belting out 'My land is Kenya' right now...
8. When you try to have some form of decorum in controlling your bursting happiness so you only allow it to manifest in hearty claps...way to go DP William Ruto
9. When you join the race, count how many Kenyans are participating, then count yourself in because they will get all the first three positions and then some!
10. Respect the veterans who paved the way for young turks to carry on their legacy. Totally commendable of Margaret Kenyatta to recognise them.
11. No politics here...just warring politicians putting aside their differences in support of men and women who continuously bring glory to Kenya
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