AK host anti-doping clinic for athletes
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.
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.