Kenya’s top athletes will be leading an Anti-doping campaign that will be held on Thursday (2) in Kapsabet, Nandi County.
In the Anti-doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) meeting, double 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha, former 800m champion Janeth Jepkosgey and 2016 Chicago marathon winner Abel Kirui are among the world known runners who will be leading the campaign in the ‘Source of Champions’ county.
Athletics Kenya Nandi branch will lead the campaign with the Secretary Kennedy Tanui saying that the athletes have confirmed their participation to tame the vice among runners.
This event follows athletes’ federation that will take the campaign to all counties of the republic to sensitize individuals on the dangers of using banned substances in competitions.
Tanui said they will hold an anti doping campaign walk within Kapsabet town, through various streets culminating at Nandi County headquarters.
Tanui said the move is aimed at sensitizing athletes on the doping dangers and consequences.
“This campaign will sensitize and equip them with knowledge on the matter and will help in addressing issues pertaining to doping.
Many a time we have been advising athletes to seek consultation before seeking for self treatment for headache and other medication,” said Tanui.
“We will have top AK officials led by the AK president Jack Tuwei and an official from Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya. It is good that athletes attend the event,” he concluded.
Tanui encouraged every athlete to attend the event saying it was very salient in showing solidarity the fight against doping.