TWELVE retired athletes have landed invitation to attend the high profile Athletics Kenya (AK) seminar planned for next week in Eldoret. AK (AK) public relations officer, Peter Angwenyi said the athletes will give wise counsel to the younger elite athletes.
Among the athletes expected include are two-time Boston marathon champion Moses Tanui, former world 3,000m steeplechase champion and record holder Moses Kiptanui, four-time Boston Marathon champion Catherine Ndereba and Olympics 400m hurdles finalist Ruth Waithera are expected for the three-day event.
Others expected include five-time world cross country champion John Ngugi, former Olympic 800m champion Wilfred Bungei. Former Olympic 3,000m silver medallist Ben Jipcho, former Olympics 4x 400m relay gold medallist Charles Asati, former 4km- world cross country champion Edith Masai, Billy Kosgei, Joyce Odhiambo and Alice Adala.
Over 300 athletes are expected for the three-day event. Kenya Commercial Bank and Britam have sponsored the event to the tune of Sh800,000.
Topics for discussion during the event revolve around investment and finance, media relations,nutrition, intellectual properties and sport, medical and anti doping procedures and retirement among other topics.