There will be no room to hide for age cheats in athletics

World U-20 5,000m World Champion Zakayo Edward (right), Festus Cheruiyot and Shadrack Kurgat, train at a slanting field at St Francis Korongoi Mixed Day Secondary School in Elgeyo Marakwet County on January 20, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • We have particularly focused on anti-doping and career development talks in a bid to bring up focused athletes. 
  • AK President Jackson Tuwei has severally said that it was necessary to inculcate the values of fairness and equality in young athletes at the onset of their careers, rather than wait until when they are unlikely to heed advice. 

As we race towards the World Under-20 Championships in Nairobi this August, I want to address the junior athletes about age-cheating. 

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