Olympic 5000m Champion Vivian Cheruiyot addressing Journalist at the LOC Media training in Eldoret on 28th January 2017
Monday 30th January 2017
Thirty one participants attended the Media Training for reporters in North Rift Valley region on January 28, 2017 at the CICADA Hotel, Eldoret. Director of Media and Broadcasting, Chris Mutungi, opened the presentation by describing what the media sub-committee will be doing during the build up of the IAAF World U18 Championships. More presentations were made by Isaack Omulo, who is in charge of publications within the Media docket, Elias Makori, who is Nation Group Managing Editor for Sports, and Michael Kwambo.Other presenters at the training were Margaret Warikho, Virginia Munyao and Francis Fondo.
But the most exciting segment of the one-day training of journalists was the arrival of Vivian Cheruiyot, Olympic 5,000m champion and 10,000m silver medalist, who is also a world champion. Cheruiyot, known in Kenya’s media as Pocket Rocket, regaled participants by her experience in track and field, cross country until her recent decision to transit to the marathon. Cheruiyot, 33, said she would run until she turns 40 after which she would become a coach. “I will run until I am 40 then start a coaching career. I am happy that most athletes are doing well, but many are doing so badly. They live too much on the present, rather than investing for the future,” she said.
Journalists, drawn from all mainstream and fringe media outlets, both print, electronic and digital media, came from the entire North Rift Valley region, Nandi, Marakwet, Iten, Kitale and Eldoret. The Media and Broadcasting Sub-committee will conduct trainings in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Nyeri. The World U18 Championships will take place in Nairobi between July 12 and 16.