WILFRED BUNGEI AT AFRICA WEEK ATHLETICS

Africa Week Athletics 2013 provides a high-profile platform for a unique Athletics Meet called ‘One Race Human Race‘ which took place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May at Morton Stadium, Santry as part of Africa Week celebrations.

Over the two days more than thirty five schools took part in the track events. At the Fingal Athletics League on Tuesday St. Peter's and Paul, Baldoyle won best new school and best overall school went to St. Patrick's National School, Diswellstown.

At the Kip Keino Invitational Meet on Wednesday the star of the day was eight year old John Ikpoyokon from Offaly who won both the 100m and 400m in the Under-12 category.

Reflecting on the two days, guest of honour, Wilfred Bungei said, "My trip here has been fruitful. Talking to school kids and encouraging them is important to me because I am a product of a school teacher who encouraged me in athletics from an early age. Sport is a big industry and putting our kids in sport activities will take them away from vices like drugs."

Another supporter of AWA 2013, Mo Farah, sent this message: "I would like to thank you all for your support of my efforts both on and off the track with the Mo Farah Foundation and look forward to hearing about the progress of your young athletes during this EU Year of Citizens 2013"

Africa Week Athletics 2013 is an initiative of Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) in partnership with Fingal County Council and the Africa Centre, Clonliffe Harriers, Dublin Multicultural Resource Centre and Athletics Ireland.

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