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We shall defend under 20 title, says Tuwei,

Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei has urged athletes to remain focused and disciplined to prosper in their career.

While addressing athletes at the Kapchorwa training one of the 26 camps in the country set up by the federation ahead of world under 20 athletics championships in Cali, Colombia, Tuwei said that for each yiung athlete to prosper, they need to remain focused and keep discipline at their best.

“Talent comes with discipline and when you merge these we can discover their trends to make sure they do well in athletics development as they go into the future,” said Tuwei.

He added that they will also be selecting a formidable team that is set to defend the world under 20 title for the third time when they set a foot in Colombia.

With support of the camps coming from the government, he said they want to assure everybody that whatever the resources we have been given will be put to good use.

“We have these camps because of the government. We started all this camp because any federation that does not have a youth programme cannot expect a good future. First of all, I want thank the government for supporting this programme because it requires resources, a lot of support, training, trainers and a lot of management and preparations and all this has been done by the government and that is why we are here,” he added.

Kenya, which won the overall title at the 2018 championships in Tampere. Finland, went ahead to defend their title at the 2021 championships back home when they had a record eight gold medals and heading for the Cali championships, the general said they are preparing for the trials in title defence for the third title.

“This year we defend our title and you know to defend the title is not as easy as it may look because we must prepare well. As a champion, everybody in the world is preparing, particularly to danthron you as defending champion and get that position. To achieve this target, we must work hard by preparing very well and come up with a good team and through these camps, we shall make it,” he added.

He added that holidays are the best days to prepare young athletes when the school are closed once they open; they will go school but continue training.

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