Wilson Kipsang has said there is need to train young athletes to take up positions left by retiring athletes in various fields.
Kipsang, who has sponsored up to 50 young athletes from various schools, said that the youths need to be ready to take the mantle from their seniors who are almost retiring.
The young athletes will benefit from the newly launched athletes training camp based at Kitany Boys High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
“We have been training and running for a long time and the youths should be guided to take up the mantle because we are almost retiring. That is why I decided to support those who are talented from the help of games’ teachers in various schools to brighten their future,” said Kipsang.
He said the the Wilson Kipsang Foundation will be a great talent nurturing centre for athletes from the entire country.
“I will be personally monitoring the young athletes and they have to be in the camp for three weeks when they close for holiday. They will also be monitored by a coach and it will be easy to rectify some mistakes compared to when one is at home,” said the former Tokyo Marathon champion