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Lornah Kiplagat launches Sports @ Tatu

(L-R) Lornah Kiplagat, the Tatu City Health & Wellness Ambassador, Linda Nyaseda-Head of City Management & DCC Tatu City, Steve Muchiri from Unity West FC and John Latham-Managing Director Unity Homes during the official opening of Sports@Tatu, a recreational hub for wellness and fitness at Tatu City. Photo: Courtesy.
(L-R) Lornah Kiplagat, the Tatu City Health & Wellness Ambassador, Linda Nyaseda-Head of City Management & DCC Tatu City, Steve Muchiri from Unity West FC and John Latham-Managing Director Unity Homes during the official opening of Sports@Tatu, a recreational hub for wellness and fitness at Tatu City. Photo: Courtesy.

Former World Cross Country champion Lornah Kiplagat launched the Sports @ Tatu, a recreational hub designed to promote wellness, fitness, and community engagement within its thriving Live, Work, Play ecosystem on Wednesday (21) in Tatu City, Nairobi.

Kiplagat together with the Tatu City, opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in association with Unity Homes, a developer of inclusive residential communities in Kenya and Nigeria, Sports @ Tatu is poised to benefit Tatu City’s 4,000 residents, over 10,000-day visitors, 80 businesses, and over 5,000 pupils and students, reflecting its pivotal role in enhancing the well-being of Tatu City’s community and the environs.

Sports @ Tatu features a high-quality astroturf football pitch perfect for 5-a-side matches and a standard-sized basketball court ideal for games and pickup matches for people of all ages and abilities.

Linda Nyaseda, Head of City Management and DCC at Tatu City, stated, “The introduction of Sports @ Tatu is a significant leap forward in our mission to cultivate a vibrant and healthy community. Whether you reside in Tatu City or our neighbouring community, we invite everyone to experience the transformative power of physical activity.”

The 49 year-old who is also a three time Olympian Lornah Kiplagat, is renowned for her exceptional achievements in long-distance running and philanthropic initiatives, is Tatu City’s Health and Wellness Ambassador. Kiplagat has been pivotal in shaping the design and development of running trails and fitness activities at Tatu City.

“Sports @ Tatu represents more than just a facility. It embodies a shared commitment to harnessing the power of sports and recreation to nurture a sense of camaraderie and vitality within our community. I am thrilled to see this vision come to life and look forward to witnessing its positive impact on the lives of residents and visitors alike,” said Lornah.

Sports @ Tatu comprises over 100 km of pedestrian walkways, cycle paths and nature trails, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities amidst the lush greenery of Tatu City’s landscape. The Green Link, a network of pedestrian and cycling trails within Tatu Central, the new business and living district, further enhances connectivity between green areas and sports parks, emphasising Tatu City’s commitment to ecological sustainability and social well-being.

Tatu City’s agreement with Fridah Ndinda, an elite athlete and runner from the local community, further solidifies its status as a premier destination for sports and fitness enthusiasts.

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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