Tergat distances himself from NOCK Pre-election factions
Former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat has today announced that he will not align himself to a specific group ahead of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya elections.
The NOCK elections will be held on 29th of September 2017.
In a press statement on Thursday ,Tergat has said “The fact that I have been seen talking to some groups doesn’t necessary mean I am endorsing them. Like everyone else, I am anxiously waiting to see how the exercise will go. After all, I only have one vote and a lot will depend on who the federations want to serve them in different capacities,”
“We are all campaigning and considering the position I want, I am inclined to talk to everyone. I have tried my best to reach out to every association because I cannot run a divided house. You realize sports have stalled since Rio Olympics 2016 and since we have already set up a date, we need to work with it and not pass the buck,” he noted.
The five-time world cross country champion continued to add that NOCK is too big to accommodate everyone irrespective of whether one is in leadership or not.
“You don’t need to be in Nock leadership to serve your federation because our role is to cater for every federation,” he noted.
Tergat concluded by assuring all parties that if elected he will ensure there is unity among the federations that are currently divided