Elgeyo Marakwet will be hosting the Anti-Doping crusade this Friday at the Iten Sports Ground.
Well known for producing top athletes and the best training environment for long-distance runners, the Athletics Kenya, Coaches, managers, athletes and stakeholders will be meeting for the second time to drum up support for clean running in the country.
The Home of Champions as it is well known has nurtured top runners that include the former world record holders Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto. Also habours reigning world half-marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei as well as marathon queen Mary Keiytany, former world half-marathon record-holder Florence Kiplagat among others.
Also coming from the county is 3,000m steeplechase runner Ezekiel Kemboi, former world record holder Moses Kiptanui among others.
Athletics Kenya North Rift Public Relations Officer Boniface Tiren said the crusade will be spreading the gospel of clean sport which has been there.
“Our main agenda is to promote clean sports in the county, region and the national level. Our good running name has been tainted by a few individuals for personal gain,” said Tiren.
He added that doping has affected the country and winning in any championships is not a walk in the park due to doubts raised upon the winner even if he is she is clean.