Kenya is putting all acts together by pulling all the resources in the fight to eradicate cases of cheating in athletics competitions.
In aggressive measures by Athletics Kenya and well-wishers, the federation has embarked on a series of educational and awareness campaigns across the country.
This week, the federation is taking the campaign to Iten, the famed ‘Home of Champions’, targeting thousands of elite and upcoming athletes from across the country in the campaign themed ‘Expose Dopers, Save Our Sport’.
Also to be wrap-up in the Anti-Doping activities is the Athletics Support Personnel namely the Coaches, Athletics Managers, Athletics Officials and Physiotherapists as the war against cheating intensifies.
The Athletics Kenya Anti-Doping Day, launched in November last year and marked in Nyahururu and Kapsabet, is meant to educate athletes on the negative effects of doping and ends with taking vows denouncing the vice and embracing the value of Running Clean and Saying No to doping.
In August this year, the Federation outlined the strategies aimed at reclaiming the glory of the sport with proposals to form an oversight committee comprising experts from across all the fields to arrest the situation.
Apart from marking the November 9th as an Ant-Doping Day, equivalent campaigns will be carried out during all the Athletics Kenya Cross Country and Relays series as well as in all the Track and Field Weekend Meetings that will be held in various regions across the country.
The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has also intensified its activities by organizing seminars; carry out the out-of competition tests and testing all the top winners of local competitions.
Similar activities will be held on April 12th next year at the Lornah Kiplagat’s Stadium in Elgeyo Marakwet County, all aimed at restoring the image of the sport.
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