AK host anti-dop­ing clinic for ath­letes

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local - BY STAN­LEY MAGUT /

Ath­let­ics Kenya have rolled out an anti-dop­ing sem­i­nar in El­doret, tar­get­ing women ath­letes and lead­ers from their af­fil­i­ates.

The sem­i­nar seeks to em­power women ath­letes and lead­ers on dop­ing is­sues. “The sem­i­nar is meant for women ath­letes and lead­ers drawn from our af­fil­i­ates. We have in­vited Anti-Dop­ing Agency of Kenya to come and en­lighten the par­tic­i­pants on mat­ters to do with dop­ing,” Act­ing AK chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Su­san Ka­mau said.

The sem­i­nar is in­formed by the re­cent dis­ap­pear­ance of up­com­ing fe­male after a short stint on the track.“We want to un­der­stand the rea­sons be­hind their dis­ap­pear­ance as well as em­pow­er­ing them on the dan­gers of dop­ing,” said Ka­mau. The AK supremo said they came up with the pro­gramme in or­der to get close to the fe­male ath­letes and en­sure they stay on the right track to ath­let­ics stardom. “The women in AK lead­er­ship need also to un­der­stand dop­ing in or­der to help guide up­com­ing ath­letes at the grass-roots,” she added.

AK ath­lete rep­re­sen­ta­tive Milcah Che­mos, who was among the ath­letes present, praised the move, say­ing ath­letes need a lot of in­for­ma­tion on dop­ing is­sues.

/STAN­LEY MAGUT

Ath­let­ics Kenya Act­ing CEO Su­san Ka­mau (L) women’s sub-com­mitte leader El­iz­a­beth Keit­tany and ath­letes’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive Milcah Che­mos dur­ing the An­tidop­ing clinic for women ath­letes.

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