We will support Kenyan sports- US ambassador

Kyle McCarter, the US ambassador to has promised Kenyan sports fraternity goodies in the coming years especially in athletics and basketball.

Addressing road and track athletes at Global Sports Communication in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County, McCarter said that US will collaborate with Kenya to promote sports and integrity as well.

Accompany by his wife Victoria McCarter, the envoy said: “Kenyan athletes have been doing well world events which has earned Kenya a global fame, this was a private visit and I wanted to come and have a feel of where the athletes train for them to be successful. We wanted to meet Kipchoge not because he is a world record holder but because he is a good example to the future generation,” said McCarter.

At Global, he met with Olympic marathon champion and World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as well as world half marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor among other athletes.

“US government will from next year collaborate with Kenyan government to improve sports and National Basketball Association will be visiting Kenya to check on the sport and see how they can help improve and make it better,” said the envoy.

He added that basketball is becoming big sport in Kenya and we shall have NBA delegation visiting Kenya and try to see if we can work together in terms of improving the sport.

Kipchoge said that it was an honor to be visited with the ambassador  to know where he has been training with his colleagues.

“As an athlete, it is a privilege to host a visitor of such caliber in our camp, he wanted to know where I train and am glad for his visit,” said Kipchoge.

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