AK urged to set up structures to support athletes’ careers

Lawrence Cherono

Former Boston Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono speaks during the Athletics Kenya National Consultative Forum in Strawberg, Uasin Gishu County on November 23, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • Janet Ruguru, a marathoner who finished fifth at this year’s Paris Marathon and trains in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet said that there is also need to improve athlete’s security in Kaptagat forest.
  • “Kaptagat has always been our preferred place to train but we were shocked when we heard one of the ladies was waylaid along the tracks and almost raped,” said Ruguru.

Athletics Kenya has been urged to lay down structures that will help young and upcoming athletes to grow in their careers and be able to support their families.


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