After verbal debate, the wait is over. Preparations are almost complete and the stage is set for the top guns to clash at the Olympic national trials in Eldoret tomorrow.

The new-theatre, the refurbished Kipchoge Keino Stadium, welcomes Kenya’s globetrotting stars for a battle of a lifetime.

Abraham Mutai, the Local Organizing Committee chairman, said the facility is ready to host the ‘mini-Olympics’ set for tomorrow and Friday.

“Everything is ready. We are just putting the final touches. Accreditation was done at Sirikwa Hotel yesterday and continues today,” said Mutai.

A warm up area adjacent to the stadium has been created and athletes can also use GK Prisons Eldoret sports grounds for warm up sessions.

Yesterday, carpenters were doing repairs on the pavilion while masons were finishing up the toilets, washrooms and changing rooms. Pitches for field events are also ready.

Painting of the perimeter wall and the roofing of the terraces was also done yesterday.

“We are ready for the competition. We hope the painting will be completed today,” said Mutai.

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