Elgeyo Marakwet County, well known for producing world leading athletes, from track to marathon are facing training challenges with iconic Kamariny stadium undergoing a face-lift to fit the international standards.
With that, the county county government through the department of Sports has urged to use alternative training ground but not Kamariny to sharpen their skills.
The facility is one of the seven flagship project under Jubilee government to built world class stadia across the world. The seven project include Kipchoge Keino in Eldoret, Kinoru stadium in Meru among others.
But County Executive Committee (CEC) member for Sports Anita Kimwatan was optimistic that the facility will be ready though it will take long.
Kimwatan said they are developing training grounds for athletes since they are developing other 40 facilities to improve on the training programme for athletes.
“Kamariny stadium is an iconic facility and we are working with national government through Sports,” said Kimwatan.
“As a county, we have tried to push the stadium to complete in time, we have an alternative track has been put at Kiptigo we are just waiting for the grass to grow within two months we have a place to train because it is dear us as the county government too.”