Choge eyes gold at Portland World Indoors


Choge eyes gold at Portland World Indoors
Augustine Choge wins the Aviva Grand Prix Diamond League meeting. He's a big medal hopeful for Kenya at the Portland IAAF World Indoors. Photo/Zimbio

Former Commonwealth and World Indoors 3000m silver medallist, Augustine Choge who has enjoyed resurgent form in the closed circuit this season is nailed as a favourite for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA.

In a feature posted on the IAAF website, the 29 year-old is keeping his cards close to his chest being one of athletics ‘nearly men’ since he burst into the scene as a junior Cross Country world champion in 2005.

“Winning in Dusseldorf gave me a lot of confidence,” said Choge, who beat world indoor champion Caleb Ndiku in both races. “That’s why when I was running in Karlsruhe, I was really feeling better and stronger in the mind and stronger physically,” Choge, the Istanbul 2012 silver medallist indoors told the IAAF.

The 2006 Commonwealth winner over 5000m was named by Athletics Kenya in the Poland team alongside titleholder Ndiku and former junior indoors record holder, Isaih Kiplangat Koech.

Here’s the full feature

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