In Summary

  • If all sports officials and their respective associations behaved like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, sports in Kenya would be a better place to live.
  • Kipchoge promised to run the 42km race under two hours and almost lived up to the promise, coming  just short of that mark by posting an impressive 2 hours 25 seconds last weekend at the Monza racing track. 
  • I particularly admired the team work displayed by Kipchoge’s pace setters as that kept me thinking.

If all sports officials and their respective associations behaved like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, sports in Kenya would be a better place to live.

Kipchoge promised to run the 42km race under two hours and almost lived up to the promise, coming  just short of that mark by posting an impressive 2 hours 25 seconds last weekend at the Monza racing track. 

I particularly admired the team work displayed by Kipchoge’s pace setters as that kept me thinking. Again,  I wish associations and sports officials had that kind of team work. 

What I mean is that we do not walk the talk as far as serving sports is concerned and that is why we have literally stalled as sporting fraternity, thanks to court orders. 

For now, we will allow the law to take its course in as far as the elections of various associations is concerned but we have to work hard behind the scene, if we are to move forward. 

I am really concerned because there is a lot ahead of us as a country yet our focus seem to be elsewhere.

First, we have to work towards the success of the World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi  that will immediately be followed by the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas, which I think we will be part of. 

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