Athletes in Nyahururu have continued training indoor and outdoor athletics races earnestly despite Covid-19 insurgence in the region.
The athletes have said that since the onset of Covid- 19 cases in the country they have been training to keep fit as sportsmen.
A two-time marathon champion Collins Kipruto said they started training as a team so that they can be in good shape, saying they are hoping that the Covid-19 situation will be contained.
Speaking while training in Nyahururu stadium, Kipruto said he is passionate about his training to keep his body fit and active.
“Regular training will keep my body active despite Covid-19 situation which has forced us to remain indoors to prevent spreading of the virus,” noted Kipruto.
He further added that training as a team will motivate the athletes and will create a good platform for them to discuss matters concerning them.
Focusing on the upcoming sports events next year, Kipruto said that common wealth and the world championship will create a good platform for him to shine again.
“I am really determined with the upcoming athletics events coming next year despite having difficulties in training after facing some injuries,” said Kipruto.
Coach Francis Kamau who has been training a team that participated in Athletics world masters games in Tokyo, Japan said that he has been consistently training his team to keep a good record of performance.
He said that world athletics has been having stiff competition and the only way to keep on top is frequent training.
“We need an intact team with intense training. As coach I have to stay close to my team to observe how they train and support them in different sports where they may need help,” he said.
Mercy Chepkurui 3000 steeplechase winner in Nairobi all- under-18, who has been training in Nyahururu stadium, advised that athletics require constant training and athletes should get out of their comfort zones in order to maintain Kenya’s athletics legacy.
By Barton Mubea