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Wilson Kipsang urge athletes to support ADAK course

Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has urged athletes to cooperate with Anti Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) in promoting clean sport in the country.

Speaking during the ADAK seminar in Iten’s Keellu Resort, Kipsang said that for the association to work well and promote the sports across the country, athletes should support such nobble course.

“As professional athletes, we need to be at the front and give ADAK a humble working time so that kenyans’ name is well known out there for producing clean athletes,” said Kipsang.

He added that Elgeyo Marakwet County runners have not been seriously affected by doping menace due to proper training and education.

“Athletes from this region have not had such bad impress of using banned substances because we always take the first priority in advising them,” added the two time London marathon champion.

Accompanied by ADAK’s director of Communication Simon Mwangi, the 2012 Olympic marathon silver medalist said ADAK has come at the right time to impart much needed information.

“Lack of education has cost our athletes. We need to take them to school for them to understand some of these terms and the kind of food they should eat,” concluded the 2017 Tokyo marathon champion.

Mwangi on other hand was optimistic that the kind of information they delivered to athletes will be of great importance to them.

“We take pride in our athletes who propel Kenyan flag high. North Rift is rich with talents and we have to protect them. Today we have about hundred athletes and we have hope that the information received will be of great importance to them,” said Mwangi.

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