Cheruiyot on mission at Kip Keino classic

Former world 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot is wary of young athletes as he seeks to earn an Olympic Games spot set for August in Paris, France.

Speaking at the Nyayo stadium on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Kip Keino Classic, the 2019 world 1,500m champion said that he is happy to start the season back home as he will be chasing an Olympic slot.

Recovering from a knee injury he picked during the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the Olympic Games 1,500m silver medalist said that he is here to showcase his talent.

“Right now I am fine and happy to be back on track. I picked a small knee injury in Hungary that kept me off from competing but I am ready to start my season at home,” said Cheruiyot.

He stated that running at home, at the Kip Keino Classic will be a good thing ahead of the Diamond League series.

“Starting my season at home at Kip Keino Classic will be good as I will check on my speed because this is an Olympic year,” he added.

He observed that despite being ready for the race, the injury derailed his training but he is catching up slowly.

At the Olympics, he said: “I want to go for the national trials and you know how Kenya trials are hard to crack and we have very young athletes who are giving tough challenges. I really need to work to finish in the top three to earn an Olympic slot,” said Cheruiyot, who will start his diamond league series in Doha then Eugene, Oregon

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