Young upcoming athletes challenged to focus on education

Written By: Buckley Fetha

Young upcoming athletes challenged to focus on education

Young upcoming athletes have been challenged to not only focus on their talent and speed but also focus on education.

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Most athletes have been heavily dented by the COVID-19 situation that has halted a means of livelihood for them as they fully depend on competitions.

Since sporting competitions were stopped in March this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Kenyan athletes have been backed into a corner as they only depend on earnings from competitions.

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Their situation has forced national body Athletics Kenya to go round the country in support of these athletes during these tough times.

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Officer in charge of youth development at Athletics Kenya Bernabas Korir who was touring Embu this weekend challenged upcoming athletes to take education serious despite the talents they hold.

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The support comes just a week after athletes from the region called on support after not only being hit by the COVID-19 effects but also floods that damaged their crops following heavy rains in the region.

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Eastern region together with Coastal region were among the regions Athletics Kenya had not toured to support athletes, with other regions in the country having already received support.

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