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Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has said there is need to train young athletes to take up positions left by retiring athletes.
Kipsang, who has sponsored up to 50 young athletes from various schools, said that the youths need to be ready to take the mantle from their seniors who are retiring.
The young athletes will benefit from the newly launched athletes training camp based at Kitany Boys High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
“We have been training and running for a long time and the youths should be guided. That is why I decided to support those who are talented in various schools to brighten their future,” said Kipsang.
He said the the Wilson Kipsang Foundation will be a great talent nurturing center for athletes from the entire country.
“I will be personally monitoring the young athletes and they have to be in the camp for three weeks. They will also be monitored by a coach and it will be easy to rectify some mistakes compared to when one is at home,” he said.
Kipsang also said that he is looking forward to building a good training camp.
“My dream is to help the youth and I will be looking forward to start a training camp where youths will nurture their talents. This will also help them get scholarships and further their studies as they continue with the sport,” added Kipsang.(01/03/2019) ⚡AMP