The third edition of the Eldoret City Marathon has been postponed to a later date following the outbreak of COVID –19.
Uasin Gishu Sports Executive, Joseph Kurgat, said the LOC had prepared well to organize the race had it not been the challenge of the COVID-19. He said the theme of Climate change will, however, not stop, with the planning of about 3 million trees will go on.
“We were very ready to host the event but due to the pandemic, we are putting it off. It will not be long, so athletes also need to continue with their training while staying safe,” said Kurgat.
“In about a month or two, we shall be holding the race, I urge athletes to continue training for the same,” the CEC added.
Kurgat called on both the National and County Governments to sponsor athletes to train for local and international events since most of them cannot afford it since they have been training in camps.
The Education CEC urged athletes to follow the government directives of observing a one-meter rule, washing hands before and after any activity and avoiding overcrowded areas as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.