Manangoi seeks more glory after SOYA miss


Elijah Manangoi wins the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour Meeting in Dusseldorf (Gladys ...
Elijah Manangoi wins the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour Meeting in Dusseldorf (Gladys Chai von der Laage). PHOTO/COPYRIGHT/IAAF

World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi says he has no regrets after missing out on the 2017 Male Sports Personality of the Year to Conseslus Kipruto at the SOYA Awards held on Wednesday night.

The 25-year-old finished second behind the Olympic and World 3000m champion but said he can look back to 2017 with pride having enjoyed a supreme season on the track.

“Everybody was expecting to be announced winner but maybe luck was not on my side. I am however grateful for what I achieved last year,” Manangoi told Citizen Digital.

Manangoi who upgraded his 2015 silver medal to gold last year at the IAAF World Championships in London said his focus is on sustaining his form and is already training his guns on the World Indoor Championships that will kick off in March in Birmingham, England.

“I want to win even more titles this year than I did last year. First up is the World Indoor Championships and then later I will participate in the National Trials for Commonwealth Games,” the 25-year-old added.

Manangoi will be eyeing a top prodium finish in Gold Coast, Australia should he earn selection having finished 12th in the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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