World marathon record holder Eliud Kiphoge and world half Marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor have described the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) cum athletics Kenya Conference in Eldoret as one of the best organized session.
With bother runners, now in offseason ahead of 2020 calendar said apart from classwork, there is team building, which is a good collaboration with running mates in major championships.
The reigning Olympic Games marathon champion, Kipchoge said the learning sessions may be tiresome but once we get into group work and team building session, it releases tension.
“Today’s sessions are unique, a good combination of team building and classwork. With team building out of class, it removes tension from a runner after sitting for long” said the two time Berlin marathon champion.
However, he warned athletes to be aware of not to miss any doping tests because AIU, he says are only telling athletes to create their whereabouts in the system for better services.
“It is better for runners to give good direction within the one hour allocated time. It is good for athletes to remain disciplined and stick to the profession,” said the London marathon title adding that he is offseason and in one or two months he will announce his next move as he concentrates in training.
Kamworor, the two time New York marathon champion said it was good for Athletics Kenya to consider bringing such training in Eldoret since the regional centre for all runners.
“This is the place where most athletes come from. It is the epicentre of all athletes and the centre for both athletes from South Rift, North Rift and all parts of Kenya,” said former world 10,000m silver medalist.
He added that Nandi Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet are the counties with the majority of runners which is an advantage. The nearness to the seminar has made many athletes turn up in large numbers to get such information.
“Apart from the anti-doping issues, we have been taught on teamwork as Kenyan runners where we sometimes fail to do hence losing some races. I have learnt to run clean through hard training,” said Kamworo.
Just like his training mate Kicpchoge, he is in offseason mood and will announce my next move.