Allow athletes to train, Kipchoge appeals to Amina

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has urged the government to open up sports and allow athletes to train.

Speaking on NTV, the World marathon record holder declared he wanted to do something special at the rescheduled London Marathon.

He appealed to Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to open up sports and allow athletes back into training camps.

His appeal follows last week’s decision after Amina appointed an 18-strong task force — led by Sports Chief Administrative secretary Hassan Noor Hassan — to look into protocols necessary to open up sports. The committee was scheduled to hand over their report to the CS on Friday, but have requested for more time and will present the report on Monday.

“My preparations (for the London Marathon) have been going on well… I’m waiting for the CS to allow us to go back to our camps,” Kipchoge said.

“I’m looking forward to showing the world that even with Covid-19, we can run well,” Kipchoge told the show moderated by NTV’s sports anchor Idah Waringa.

CS Amina said the government is in talks with the European Union to allow Kenyan athletes gain entry into Schengen states ahead of resumption of the Diamond League.

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