NAIROBI: In a bid to have the best possible chance of a medal sweep in the 10,000 metres at the London Games, 14 Kenyan runners head to the US to take part in their first Olympic trial outside of the east African nation. Kenya’s athletics chiefs decided to hold their trials at the low altitude venue of Oregon. The idea of switching venues away from the high altitude of Nairobi is to ensure the best athletes represent Kenya in London. “This will be like the Olympic final,” said Titus Mbishei, a former world junior silver medallist. “I can say the top three in Oregon can easily be the top three at the Olympics in London.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2012.
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