SuperSport releases documentaries on East African athletes




SuperSport has released the first of the highly anticipated documentaries on East African athletes. The documentary dubbed ‘Rising Champions’ is a 3-part series gripping feature focusing on the success, the secret and the science behind a long line of strong athletes from the region.

Rising Champions:  The Success of East African Athletes is about the rise of East African Athletes and their dominance in long distance running over the last 60 years;

Rising Champions: The Secret Behind East African Athletes looks at the cultural, geographical influences and training methods that have made East African Athletes conquer the world of long-distance running and;

Rising Champions: The Science Behind East Africa Athletes explores the genetics, diet and environmental factors that have contributed to the global success of East African Athletes in long distance running.

Nancy Matimu while making the announcement at the 2021 MultiChoice Kenya Content Showcase said, “We want to celebrate our voices and tell our own stories. At MultiChoice Kenya, we believe in using the power of entertainment to tell the most-loved Kenyan and international stories and use our platforms to take our stories to the world.”

The documentary about world marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has also been released and features his life journey as one of Kenya’s most revered athletes.

SuperSport is currently producing documentaries about Kenyan greats including Hellen Oribi, Jackson Tuwei (President Kenya Athletics), Catherine Ndereba, Paul Tergat, Lornah Kiplagat, Julius Yego (Javelin), David Rudisha, Jimmy Beauta (coach), and Eliud Kipchoge among others.

The documentaries are available to watch on DStv Catch up on the DStv Explora and DStvApp. The DStv App is available for download on the Apple and Google Play stores for free download. The DStv App allows you DStv customers to watch from their smartphones, tablets anytime, anywhere.

Customers can purchase the DStv HD decoder and dish kit only for Kshs 3,999 by simply dialing *423#, or at any MultiChoice Kenya branch, dealer outlet or select supermarkets countrywide. For more information about sporting content, products and services, from DStv visit the Dstv portal. To manage your account, download the MyDStv App. To enjoy all the extra entertainment on the move, download the DStv App which allows you to watch from wherever you are.

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