Athletics great Samuel Matete has announced that he will next month organise a marathon race dubbed “health and fitness run” in Kitwe.
Matete said the 10km and 5km race to be held at Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF) on August 29 is being spearheaded by his organization Sports for Youth Trust.
“As Sports for Youth Trust we are organizing a 10km and 5km run in Kitwe on 29th August. Our aim is to encourage youths to choose sport primarily for the benefit of their health but also as a possible career choice as a professional athlete,” Matete said.
This is a unique competition on the local athletics front especially on the Copperbelt.
“We welcome all to come and participate either individually as a family event or as a sponsored company group,” he said.
Matete added:”We would also welcome any direct sponsorship from companies who would like to be a part of developing our future
athletes through their corporate social responsibility programs.”
During his hey days, Matete won a gold medal at the 1991 World Championships and was twice silver medalist at the same event.
He was three-time World Cup winner and won gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
Matete later won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta in what still is Zambia’s last medal at the World biggest showpiece