Cheruiyot to compete in 800m in Ostrava


Cheruiyot to compete in 800m in Ostrava
Timothy Cheruiyot, winner of the 1500 meters gold medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, trains at a gym at the Rongai Athletics club in Kajiado county, Kenya. November 20, 2019. Picture taken November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

In Summary

  • World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot is among global stars set to compete at the Ostrava Golden Spike, a Continental Tour Gold meeting slated for May 19
  • Cheruiyot will contest in 800m in what will be his first track appearance this season and could challenge the meeting record of 1:43.24 set by compatriot Wilfred Bungei in 2003

World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot is among global stars set to compete at the Ostrava Golden Spike, a Continental Tour Gold meeting slated for May 19.

Cheruiyot will contest in 800m in what will be his first track appearance this season and could challenge the meeting record of 1:43.24 set by compatriot Wilfred Bungei in 2003.

The athlete competed in mixed relay at the Kenya Cross Country Championships in February.

Joining Cheruiyot in Ostrava will be two-time world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks who set the meeting record with 5.93m in 2019 and 2017 world javelin champion Johannes Vetter Fresh from his world-leading 91.50m throw in Offenburg on Saturday.

The Ostrava meeting is the fourth leg of the Continental Tour Gold series after; USATF Grand Prix (April 24), Ready Steady Tokyo (May 9) and USATF Golden Games (May 9).

The Kip Keino Classic meet is slated for September 18.

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