Kenyan middle-distance runner David Rudisha has branded the young athletes involved in doping, foolish and silly after they stirred the country’s doping woes in pursuit of quick fame and glory.
The Olympic 800 meters champion blamed all the problems that have seen over forty athletes within the last three years banned, on them saying it was really gut wrenching.
“It’s in point of fact sad, it’s in reality unlucky that that is taking place Because Kenya in the past has a actually just right popularity,” reigning world champion Rudisha instructed Reuters in an interview in Melbourne on Wednesday.
“And for many years Kenya has been doing neatly on the athletics stage, successful championships without this drawback. A Few years in the past this downside has been coming.
“But It Surely’s in point of fact tricky. As A Result Of these Younger athletes who are desperate to make cash, to win races, they turn out being fools and coming into these medicine.”
Allegations of corruption have been the talk of several media outlets and the scandal even plunged the International Association of Athletics Federations into crisis last year that triggered Russia’s suspension from international athletics.
Athletics Kenya (AK) Chief Executive Isaac Mwangi was also provisionally suspended by the IAAF recently after two local athletes accused him of seeking bribes to reduce doping bans.