Individual winners in the seniors’ category today will each earn $30,000 (sh106.7m).
“We’ll be competing against ourselves,” is how Mark Chumo, who works at the association, candidly puts it.
“Going by what I saw in training, I believe our time for gold has finally come," said Stephen Kiprotich.
Athletes from all over the world will put their strength and stamina to the test at Kololo Independence Grounds today.
Have the organisers put their promises to action keeping in mind it has been three years since the bid was won?
“We have a pretty young team for the seniors so the focus is about gaining exposure."
“We trained well at home and the weather here is similar to that at home so we are confident."
Coe hails the Kampala event for attracting the biggest number of participating countries (59) since 2006.
"We shall only stick with sh50,000 charge for VIPs who will sit in the pavilion," says UAF president Domenic Otucet.
A number of foreign athletes here have praised the course at Kololo Independence Grounds, the venue of Sunday's global event.