About us
What makes us what we are. Who we are. What successes we have had.

OUR APPROACH & WHAT WE STAND FOR

Complete Sports is a charitable Kenyan society dedicated to helping coaches and young Kenyans become exceptional athletes and outstanding citizens through whole-life coaching.

the INDIVIDUAL person
comes first

For us, the individual  person comes first, then her or his performance. That is why our athletes are so successful! Based on a biblical foundation, our athletes learn to be responsible for themselves and other people. They are mentored to develop a solid self-worth independent of performance and an identity outside the sport.

HOLISTICALLY

We believe that the basis for high performance and a meaningful life is the interaction of body, mind, spirit, and healthy relationships. Healthy relationships to oneself, to other people and to God. We see it as our task to support the athletes in this. Some of the athletes strive for a career as a professional runner, others have the goal to get a scholarship from an American university.

SHARING LIFE

We conduct life skills training for a variety of topics, and we do prep courses for SAT exams for the scholarship athletes. All athletes have access to a small library with selected books and videos. On an ongoing basis we mentor all athletes for their personal growth. The biggest impact during their stay with us is the fact that we share life! We are learning from each other and together from God.

Our main values

Integrity

walk as you talk

REsponsibility

roles in life, what you do and don‘t do

unconditional
love

love people with your life

forgiveness

God is a god
of second chances

excellence

world class performance
& professionalism

STAFF

our staff takes care of the athletes 7/24. It is part of our concept that athletes are well cared for but not pampered. Everybody has his or her own tasks and turns in the kitchen for example. Besides the daily training all athletes do their own laundry, clean their rooms and the social areas. They help with getting milk or chopping firewood or other small projects. Our staff cares for a balanced diet and enough food for everybody. Our coach comes up with specific training programs and plans the competitions. Our Pastor and our matron are the sport mentors. We do daily devotions and pray together and share all our meals. If any person has a problem he or she gets help. We live as a Complete Sports family!

REVEREND WILLIAM KOSGEI
responsible for the traininc center, sportmentor
ELIJAH SAMOEI
coach
FARIDAH CHEPKURUI
matron
JAPHET KIMUTAI
finances & projects
BERND BREITMAIER
founder & director of Complete Sports
KENNETH KIPLAGAT
office manager
McKennon Woltman
projects
PHILIP KOSGEI
cook & maintenance manager
CECILIA
cook
LUKA KIPSANG
watchmann
EXECUTIVE board

The executive board of Complete Sports consists of our staff members and Kenyan  volunteers under the chairmanship of Bishop Luka Maiyo.

ambassador

Our Complete Sports ambassador is Mark Kiptoo (world record holder marathon masters category 2018 in 2:07:50 hrs.)

OUR
HISTORY

2007-2011

2007 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

First meeting of Meshack Sang and Bernd Breitmaier in Kenya. Started developing the concept for how to serve runners in Kenya holistically.

2008-2009 VISIT

Visiting different running camps and advisors after the civil war riots. Concept phase and looking for partners.

2010 Partnership

Started the partnership with the African Inland Church (AIC) and finalize the concepts.

2011 foundation

  • First seminar for coaches with the topic of “Holistic Athlete Development” with 41 participants
  • First sports science seminar for coaches with 21 participants
  • First talent search with holistic criteria in Kenya
  • Agreement with the African Inland Church over the use of their land in Kaptagat as a training center for Complete Sports. Started the renovation work.
  • Established a Kenyan non-profit organization “Complete Sports” with five members

2012 - 2015

2012 OPENING OF THE ATHLETIC CENTRE

  • Opening ceremony of Complete Sports Athletic Training Center in Kaptagat
  • David Korir wins two silver medals at the Paralympic Games in London 2012

2013 FRIST GRADUATION

  • First graduation ceremony of the year-long Complete Sports training program with six athletes

2014 FIRST WINS

  • Official registration of Complete Sports as a charitable Kenyan society
  • Spencer Maiyo wins the Kenyan Trials 5,000m in the junior division
  • The first Complete Sports athlete receives a full scholarship from an American university
  • The first two Complete Sports athletes come to Germany and win several road races
  • First Complete Sports reception in Germany

2015 Charity Partner

  • New Complete Sports logo and website
  • Start the campaign Lebenslauf (a fundraising campaign)
  • For the first time, Complete Sports is the charity partner of the international athletics meeting in Pliezhausen
  • Wilson Kipsang becomes ambassador of Complete Sports

2016-2019

2016 QUALIFICATIONS

  • A record of seven Complete Sports athletes qualify for Kenyan Nationals Championships; four making the finals
  • First appearance of Complete Sports as a charity at the Kassel Marathon in Germany
  • Five Complete Sports athletes sign a contract with a sport management agency

2017 WORLD RECORD & BAPTISM

  • Complete Sports Alumni Emmanuel Korir sets a new 600m indoor world record
  • January is the start of the partnership with Complete Scholarships, a project to help Kenyan runners get scholarships in the USA
  • more international victories of Complete Sports athletes
  • Seven athletes ask to be baptized by our Pastor
  • In December a training camp of Complete Sports together with Complete Scholarships attracts more than 80 participants

2018 WORLD CHAMPION

  • Emmanuel Korir is #1 in the world in 800m. He wins several Diamond League races and takes the gold medal in the African Championships
  • Complete Sports buys a land in Kenya, but it cannot be registered because of the interference of a politician.
  • Mark Kiptoo becomes ambassador of Complete Sports

2019 GROWTH

  • Since 2012 Complete Sports has supported more than 100 athletes to become a professional runner.
  • In addition, we have supported more than 50 athletes to get a scholarship in the USA or to get employment as an athlete in the Kenyan armed forces or Police.
  • In December Complete Sports bought a land in Cheptigit – the future home of our holistic training center.
  • Naomi Butia becomes the first woman to join the board of the Complete Sports society.
  • Our alumni Noah Kipkemboi is one of the pacemakers for Eliud Kipchoge as he runs the historic sub 2 hours marathon in Vienna.
  • Five athletes asked our Pastor to be baptized this year.