A new training camp was opened in Kiganjo, Kenya, on Thursday (10th December) for athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games.
A new training camp was opened in Kiganjo, Kenya, on Thursday (10th December) for athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games. The ???mes will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, next month.
The camp -- set up at the Kiganjo Police College -- lies at a high attitude -- an important training asset for athletes facing the New Zealand heights. The track has been renovated, and a new gymnasium installed. The camp was opened by the Minister for Co-operatives and Social Services, Mr. Masinde Muliro.
Ben Jipcho, the holder of the 3,000 metres world record, criticised the Kenya Olympic Association for its choice of Kiganjo as a site for the camp. His absence from the preliminary training sessions was noticeable. Another athlete, Sabina Chebichi, who will run in the 800 and 1500 metres at Christchurch, also failed to turn up at the early training sessions.