He wants to bring home the 10,000m gold in London.
Forty-four years ago Naftali Temu of Kenya won an Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 meters. Since then, there have been many world-class performances on the track by Kenyan runners, but none of them have equaled Temu’s feat.
Wilson Kiprop wants to end this medal drought in London this summer.
Last Friday, he won the Kenyan Olympic Trials, which were held in Eugene, Oregon as part of the Prefontaine Classic, clocking 27:01.98.
“I feel good about it,” Kiprop said of his win.”For now I can’t say anything because the task ahead of me is bigger than what I did [on Friday night]. I have to go back to Kenya and we have to plan how to score this goal. It is a hard task.”
Athletics Kenya officials are taking the drought seriously. The entire group of Kenyan runners spent two months together at a mandatory training camp in Eldoret.
Kiprop pointed out that this camp was unusual and that it’s the Ethiopians, not the Kenyans, who typically get together and train.
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