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Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge is rooting for the empowerment of girl-child both in sports and education.
This, he said, will equip the girls with more knowledge, sensitize them on the developments within their bodies as they grow and make them develop self-respect.
The world marathon record holder added that fitness is key to establishing talent.
“It is proper to establish their (girl) talent, whether in athletics or other fields to allow them to thrive. Fitness is paramount. The fittest girl is always bright," Kipchoge, a four-time London marathon champion, was speaking in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County during the first edition of Kapsisiywa Girl Run on Saturday.
"It doesn't mean the boy-child has been overlooked, we are dedicated to girls because they are vulnerable due to the menstrual cycle. Sanitary pads are rarely used in villages. People are still using mattresses, clothes among others and we want to sensitize them and tell them to use the clean method," he added.
The next phase, he said, will target the boys who equally need to be informed.
“Our main aim is passing education to everybody. We want people to develop self-awareness”.
He urged parents and guardians to give an opportunity to the girls who have shown interest in sports especially athletics which has helped improve the living standards of many families.
“Parents and guardians must play a leading role in ensuring that the girls get much-needed education and develop their careers. We have to set a good example and that will ensure that all girls finish high school before making the right choice in their lives,” said Kipchoge, the three-time Berlin marathon champion.(05/29/2023) Views: 402 ⚡AMP