With the Kip Keino Classic Nairobi Continental meeting two weeks away, reigning All Africa Games 800m silver medallist Cornelius Tuwei is keen to use the event to launch his athletics season. The 26-year-old, who switched from 400m Hurdles to 800m comes from the Kabiririsang, a village known for producing top performing 800m runners including former Olympic Games 800m champion Wilfred Bungei and former world 800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei. I am training here in Eldoret ahead of the event and I believe It will be a good opportunity for me to run my personal best before home fans.”Tuwei, who trains under coach Eliud Kirarei, said he will use Kip Keino Classic as a build-up for next year’s Olympic Games. “I was stalled a bit in my training due to corona virus pandemic but I am now back and ready for Kip Keino Classic if granted a chance,” he said. He added: “Immediately after Kip Keino Classic, I want to embark on my preparations for the Olympic Games in earnest.
Source: The Star September 21, 2020 01:52 UTC