Training: Kenyatta University hosting IAAF elite coach course

IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Margaret Kenyatta, EGH tests the readiness of facilities at the IAAF World Under 18 Athletics Championship Village at Kenyatta University. Looking on are Prof. Paul K. Wainaina Acting Vice Chancellor Kenyatta University and Mr. Mwangi Muthee C.E.O. of the Local Organising Committee. The games to be held at Kasarani Stadium will run from the 12th to the 16th of July 2017.

International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) middle-distance, long-distance and RW Endurance Academy Elite Coach Course is ongoing at Kenyatta University.

The six-day course being facilitated by IAAF Regional Development Centre (Nairobi) has brought together coaches for middle and long distance from ten countries including the host Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Ethiopia and Germany. 

Kenyatta University Acting Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina presided over the opening ceremony on Monday alongside Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei, IAAF Regional Centre Director Ibrahim Hussein, IAAF Development Department Senior Manager Gunter Lange and KU-IAAF Academy Director Mike Boit.

“We started the seminar on Monday and it ends on Saturday. Afterwards, the coaches will undertake a nine-month project. They will be awarded with diploma certification after completing the project,” said Hussein.

The participants are receiving training from Gunter Lange from IAAF Development Department, Prof Ullrich Hartmann from Germany, Dr Stephanie Bermon and Kenyan top marathon coach Patrick Sang. [Dennis Okeyo]


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