Catherine Ndereba shares key message with Olympic debutants

Catherine Ndereba shares key message with Olympic debutants

Abigael Wafula 13:00 - 29.05.2024

Legendary marathoner Catherine Ndereba has shared an important message with Olympic debutants who will be looking to fly the Kenyan flag high at the Paris Olympic Games.

Legendary marathoner Catherine Ndereba has shared an inspiring message to athletes who will be making their debut in the Olympics at this year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Ndereba insisted that athletes should not downplay other athletes and they should always embrace team work since it’s one of the ways to achieve greater milestones. The two-time world marathon champion encouraged athletes to keep the focus and keep working hard towards to the games just are just 58 days away.

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“For the first-time Olympians, I would love to tell them not to underrate any competitor because anybody who has qualified from their country is capable of taking the day. They should be focused and work hard and embrace teamwork,” she said as per Team Kenya.

She added that Kenya celebrating 60 years since their first Olympic Games is a sign that the mentorship is on the right course.

The two-time Olympic silver medallist also explained that seeing a huge number of athletes going for this year’s edition of the event is a sign of a bright future.

“When it comes to Olympics, Kenyans looking forward to the Olympics means a lot because it keeps growing day by day and it always has new blood all the time. I thank God because it says a lot about inspiration,” she added.

She noted that with the days remaining, athletes should focus on working on their speed since the time remaining is not that much.

“What it means for an athlete looking forward to the Olympics is that 60 days is not a very short time but it’s also not a long time because this is where we are only left with about two months of training before the race.

“All I can say is that I feel like this is the time that a lot of build-up is getting out of the way and the athletes are intensifying on the speedwork,” the 2000 Boston and Chicago Marathon champion said.