ATHLETICS: Kenyan boycott threat

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The Independent Online

Kenyan athletes have threatened to boycott this year's World Championships after the sacking of their coach, Mike Kosgei.

They will pull out of the championships in Gothenburg and the All-Africa Games in Harare if their call for his reinstatement is ignored.

"We have considered Kosgei's sacking and see a boycott of the two events as a sure way to get heard," Moses Tanui, the long distance runner, said at a meeting in Eldoret, a town near Nairobi.

Kosgei was removed as chief coach last week for criticising the way athletics has been run in the country.