Friday, October 5, 2012

Vol. 2 No. 95 Study and Train in Kenya

The following press release was sent to us by Mike Solomon, former Kansas University runner of the 1960's.   He is working with the United States  International University organizing a study and training abroad program focused toward distance runners who would like to train in Kenya but also to have an opportunity to get university credits in the process.  They will have a booth at the Chili Pepper Meet in Arkansas this weekend.  If you are planning to be there , look them up.  If you wish to contact them by email, that information is in the press release. ed.

From USIU Public Relations Office: October 2012
USIU launches its Sports Exchange Program in US
United States International University (USIU) has again undertaken in an innovative study abroad program that incorporates sports and education. We have managed to combine one of the many great things that Kenya is renowned for and packaged it successfully with academics. This unique program was engineered to cater for anyone who has a passion for athletics.
On Saturday, 13th October 2012, USIU will be present at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival to inform and educate the public on this venture.
The USIU officials who will be present during this event for registration will be:
·        George Lumbasi: USIU Head of Admissions
·        Boniface Salano: USIU Activities Coordinator
·        Kellen Njagi:  USIU International Students Officer
·        Franklin Muriithi: Sports Exchange- Kenya
They will answer any queries you will have on the USIU Sports Exchange Program. From them you will get an insight on how to integrate training like a Kenyan athlete while still being able to study.
Sports exchange students will have access to Kenya’s training facilities that are utilized by Kenya’s renowned athletes when training for international competitions such as: IAAF World Championships, IAAF World Challenges, IAAF Diamond League and Olympic Games.
These facilities include two international stadia situated within the City of Nairobi and seven high altitude training camps situated at the heart of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.

This is a great initiative that will see American athlete enthusiasts get the best of both worlds while also gaining cultural and social diversity. Take the time to visit our USIU stand at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival and register for the sports exchange program at USIU.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Others have probably already ID'ed the deceased Barry Brown as the other runner in the picture.

The article on Coppess was great- I honestly remember hearing his time and assumed the course was short; you wonder what he could have done with an easier lifestyle.

take care-
Rick L.

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