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Obiri to open her Diamond League in Doha

World cross country champion Hellen Obiri is set to open her Diamond League title at the Doha Diamond League on 28th May.

The two time world 5,000m champion is set to compete in the 3000m, chasing to retain her 8:20.68 record she set Doha in 2014.

Obiri “After my half marathon debut in April (she ran 1:04:51 in Istanbul) I’m looking forward to getting back on the track, especially at the Doha Diamond League meeting where I will be going for my fourth 3000m win. I ran the Kenyan record there in 2014 (8:20) and the second-fastest 3000m in my career there last September (8:22).    

“Doha is also the place where I won my last world title in 2019, but this year it is all about the Olympic Games as that is the only major gold medal that I’m missing and I’m working hard to change that this year. The 3000m and 5000m races are very competitive at the moment and I expect we will see some fast times in the next few months and in Tokyo.”

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