Eliud Kipchoge pushed for countrywide athletes’ stimulus

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge (second, right) distributes food and face masks to athletes at Kaptagat in Elgeyo-Marakwet County on May 27, 2020. Well-wishers Zaharia Hassanali and family in collaboration with Eliud Kipchoge Foundation gifted 24 athletes with food aid. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • Sarah Jelagat, who is a road racer, couldn’t hide her joy after receiving her food ration, saying she has been struggling to put food on the table.
  • “I was preparing for a road race in the United States of America in March, but it was cancelled due to the virus and since then I have just been training to keep fit,” said Jelagat.

Eliud Kipchoge has appealed to more well-wishers to contribute towards the Covid-19 food stimulus programme for athletes, saying he’s eager to see the programme roll out to the rest of Kenya.

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