ATHLETICS

Robert Kipchirchir signs contract

Robert Kipchirchir will start his 2020 Olympic preparations by competing in various road races, kicking his journey when he secured a contract with japan based company Asaika Sai for a nine month contract.

Kipchirchir missed out to represent Kenya at the World cross country championships in Kampala, Uganda.

He made his debut in international race at the 2017 Berlin 10k finishing in position four and paced at Prague 10km with a world lead of 27.10.

But that did not stop his ambitions of competing for his country as he targets Olympic Games in Tokyo, in a country that he will be working throught his life.

“I missed the slot for world cross country after finishing tenth overall during national trials and I did not have a manager but now I was lucky to get one,” said Kipchirchir in Eldoret.

Kipchirchir is now under the management of Adidas Runzech company who, who he said saw his potential and signed him despite the 10th position.

“I have been competing in local races but failing on the podium and I hope once I got the manager and the company, he will guide me and get experience for international championships. I can now concentrate on my career,” added Kipchirchir.

Kipchirchir joins other Kenyans plying their trade in japan like Leonard Barsoton, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui amomg others.

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