As the government and the local organising committee take stock and review the success to see where exactly they could have fallen short, key lessons have been learnt.
The importance of early planning came to the fore just like the need to have more modern and improved sporting facilities to be able to bid and host major world events in the near future.
That Kenya now wants to host the 2020 World Under-20 Championships and one of the Diamond Leagues leg in due course speaks volumes about its growing confidence.
The talent discovered right from the World Under-18 camps must not go to waste.
The national and county governments and Athletics Kenya should combine efforts to enable more regular training for youth.