Development athletics race wins plaudits

09Jul 2020
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Development athletics race wins plaudits

TANZANIA's athletics legend, Filbert Bayi, has described the just ended development athletics meet as an important opportunity for athletes to prepare for this year's National Championships scheduled for September in Dar es Salaam.

TANZANIA's athletics legend, Filbert Bayi

The athletics meet involved athletes from Coast Region and Dar es Salaam, aiming at preparing them for the championships, which will be held at the National Stadium in the city from September 5-6.

He said athletes from the two regions have been preparing for the National Championships by competing regularly.

“The just ended developmental athletics meet was good, it helps athletes stay fit and in shape before any event,'' he said.

Bayi said the developmental meet has also helped the coaches assess their athletes.

He also disclosed that the next developmental meet will be held at National Stadium next week.

Bayi who is also Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) Secretary General urged athletes from Morogoro and Zanzibar, who stay close to Dar es Salaam, to take part at the next weekend's meet.