Initially, the one-day affair was expected to attract 51 countries, which was still impressive.
It begs belief that America, so fond of their patriotism, could have a line-up with so many Kenyans.
The Asia Pacific team jets in on Monday for the March 26 competition.
The World Cross Country however remains one of those events where he is yet to make a mark.
Faustino Kiwa clears the air after reports that Timothy Toroitich had been named captain by the technical committee.
"It's going to be tough but that is what competition is all about."
“Work on Kololo is being done by the UPDF and we are confident that it will be in good condition by the time of the race."
Timothy Toroitich has also been to two Olympic and World Championship editions.
The tests will be conducted at the National Ceremonial grounds, Kololo where the world meet will be staged.
“I can do better. All I need is a little more practice and exposure."