Bullish Ndigiti keen to lower time at Continental Tour


Dominic Samson Ndigiti from Kenya celebrate after finishing third position in 10,000m boys race walk ...
Dominic Samson Ndigiti from Kenya celebrate after finishing third position in 10,000m boys race walk during their WU18 championship at Kasarani stadium,Nairobi in July 15,2017. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • African Under-20 10,000m race ace Dominic Ndigiti has not given up on his dream to represent Kenya in the 2021 Olympic Games slated for Tokyo.
  • The tour will form the second tier of the international one-day meetings after the Diamond League.

African Under-20 10,000m race ace Dominic Ndigiti has not given up on his dream to represent Kenya in the 2021 Olympic Games slated for Tokyo.

Ndigiti who floored seasoned Eric Shikuku to win the first of the four series Athletics Kenya weekend meets competition in February this year says he will use this year’s World Athletics Continental Tour to sharpen his knack as he eyes a maiden appearance at the Olympics.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Ndigiti said he will put a good show in the event slated for the 26th of September this year.

He said he will use the event to gain experience as he eyes an Olympic Games berth.

“I hope to participate in the games because the heads of the federation have contacted me regarding my availability.

“It has been long since I competed in a major event and this one will help me blow the cobweb,” he revealed.

His biggest aim is to lower his personal best record to achieve the qualifying times for the Olympic Games.

The organizers may go for a 20km version of the race in a bid to help the athletes improve on their time, an adjustment he welcomes.

“At the moment I’m focused on having good preparations for a successful outing.

“I’m sure every athlete will be delighted by the prospect of competing again after a long time,” he added.

The tour will form the second tier of the international one-day meetings after the Diamond League.

Technically the Nairobi edition could have been the finals in the Gold Meeting Calendar but the previous six editions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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