The world's best young athletes are descending on Nairobi to test themselves

We look at some of the star names to watch out for in the global athletics event

The best young athletes in the world have converged in the East African athletics hotbed of Kenya for the 2017 IAAF Championship and there is every reason to pay attention to this meet.

For starters it is being held at the refurbished Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani. For the uninitiated,it has one of the best atmospheres for athletics and should test the will of its young participants.

Then there are the stars of the future who have breezed into Nairobi to represent their countries.

gives you the stars to watch at the four day meet.

De’Jour Russel, Jamaica - 110m hurdles

This kid will be a household name by the end of the year and if you are looking for someone to launch an assault on the age group world record,do not miss his event. He placed fourth at the Jamaican seniors national championship behind world leader Omar Mcleod. His best time is 13.32.

Immaculate Chepkirui, Kenya -3000m

Chepkirui is 17 years old and already has won silver at the world u-20 championships in the 5000m. She won Kenya’s trials in the shorter 3000m but will be one of the host nation’s best hopes for a podium finish.

Sokwakhana Zazini, South Africa  400m hurdles

The lanky South African has already ran a world youth best of 48.84. Very few will be able to keep up with him in Nairobi.

Kevona Davis, Jamaica- 100m-200m

This 15 year old missile from Jamaica won their championship with some outstanding performances and has been the fastest girl in her age group this year. There will be very challenges to a historic double if she is in form


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