Kimetto hopes to inspire Africa
MARATHON world record holder Dennis Kimetto says he hopes his story will inspire athletes across South Africa and Africa to believe they can make it to the highest level despite the odds. Kimetto, who will attend the Global Athletics Conference 2014 in Durban today and tomorrow, was speaking to the media yesterday. The Kenyan, who smashed the world record in Berlin in September, said he was humbled to be able to share his story of success. Hosted by KwaZulu-Natal Athletics and endorsed by Athletics SA, the Global Athletics Conference will discuss, analyse and focus on topics such as performance and training, innovation, commercial opportunities, sponsorship, the media, commercialisation and brand building in what is envisaged to be a new dawn for the sport in South Africa. The event is sponsored by the National Lottery Distribution Trust and the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation.