Sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa has appointed two time New York marathon champion Tegla Loroupe and Humphrey Kayanage into the the Board of the Kenya Academy Of Sports Council.
In a gazette notice signed by Echesa, the effect starts on Thursday for a period of three years.
The Kenya Academy of Sports is a state corporation established under the Sports Act to develop sports talents through formation and management of academies, training and research for global competitiveness and sustainable socio-economic growth in Kenya.
Following their exploits in athletics and Rugby, Loroupe and Kayange have competed for the country in various competitions.
The former Boston marathon champion Loroupe is a three-time World Half-Marathon champion and first African woman to win New York City Marathon.
Kayange on the other hand has aided the Kenya Sevens achieve in the HSBC Sevens World Series before retiring early this year.
He is a member in the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK).