12 November 2012

Kenya: Over 300 Athletes Expected for AK Seminar in Eldoret

HONOURED: Jack Tuei.

IT is all systems go for the Athletic Kenya (AK) seminar kicks off in Eldoret today. The high profile seminar bringing together retired and current athletes, alongside coaches, will officially opened by the Sports Minister Ababu Namwamba.

Over 300 athletes and 20 coaches have been invited for the event, which is meant to be a turning point for the athletes in various aspects of their careers.

Athletics Kenya (AK) vice president Jack Tuwei said the preparations have been finalised and all is set for the event which starts today at 2pm and ends on Thursday.

"This is a bigger event in the region and all the necessary arrangements have been completed. We are ready to get rolling," he said.

He said the seminar will no doubt have a positive impact on athletes' career and how they want to move forward. Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi, world 800m champion David Rudisha, double world champion (5,000/10,000m) champion Vivian Cheruiyot are among the elite athletes invited for the seminar.

"I am appealing to those athletes invited to avail themselves because the federation has line up several themes that touches their lives and careers," he added.

Medical and doping, taxation, insurance, investment among many other themes directed to athletes will be deliberated on.

"There are 14 topics to be touched on and I know by the time the seminar is over, our athletes will have benefited a lot. The touchy issue of taxation will also be addressed by KRA," he noted.

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