Boit eyes 10K glory at World U20 in Tampere


Team Kenya for mixed relay celebrate their win in the 4x400m mixed race during ...
Team Kenya for mixed relay celebrate their win in the 4x400m mixed race during their WU18 championship at Moi sports centre Kasarani stadium,Nairobi in July 15,2017. Photo/Tabitha Otwori/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Solomon Kiplimo Boit says he is ready to defend Kenya's 10,000m title at this year's World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland
  • Kiplimo, who will partner with Phoenix Kipruto for the Kenyan assault, said preparations for the global showpiece have been adequate and asserted he was assured of a podium finish

Solomon Kiplimo Boit says he is ready to defend Kenya’s 10,000m title at this year’s World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Kiplimo, who will partner with Phoenix Kipruto for the Kenyan assault, said preparations for the global showpiece have been adequate and asserted he was assured of a podium finish.

“We have worked on our speed in training and that has helped me improve a lot. I have gained speed which is one area that I have been strongly focusing on and now I am in a good place.

“We are now ready to compete and my target in Finland is to win gold,” Boit told Citizen Digital.

The Iten-based athlete added that, along with Kipruto, he has hatched a race plan that will enable Kenya swoop the top two positions.

Meanwhile, 400m hurdles runner James Mucheru will also be gunning for victory in his category during the five day competition.

Mucheru, who was left out of the team during the World U-18 Youth championships in Kasarani last year has set his sight on recording a personal best.

“I am grateful for my selection this time round. Currently, I am recording a time of 50:00 but with the training I have had, I feel I can go below 50:00.

“In Tampere, I am hoping to record a personal best. I’ll not be aiming for any targets. All I want is to record a personal best.”

Mucheru will be alongside his compatriot Moitanel Naadokila Mpoke and is hopeful that both of them will dominate the race.

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