Serem brothers Amos and Edmund to face off at Africa Games

The reigning Africa Under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion Edmond Serem will be linking up with his elder brother, the former world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Amos Serem at this week’s Africa Games in Accra, Ghana.

Despite being a junior, Edmond will link up with his brother, Amos Serem, in the water and barriers race. Amos is a former World Under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion.

“The fact that I finished third in the senior race at the national trials means I can go one better despite my age. It also means that I am up to the challenge and can rub shoulders with the senior runners,” said Edmond.

He harbours ambitions to compete in the Diamond League Series that starts in May, part of his journey to the Paris Olympic Games.

“My expectations remain high. I want to compete at the Diamond League this season and, God willing, make it to the Olympics. I am well prepared and the calibre of training I am undergoing is intense,” said the Global Sports Communication athlete.

Competing alongside his brother is a blessing since he expects him to provide guidance and motivation.

“He has always guided me and I hope to rely on his leadership at the African Games. I am lucky to train and compete with him,” said the young Serem who has a personal best of 8:29.74 set during the Africa Games trials at the Nyayo Stadium.

He is also an alumnus of St Patrick’s Iten.

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