Two time world U20 Athletics Championships,1,500m champion Kumari Taki says good pacing coupled with good weather conditions will play a crucial part as he seeks to improve his time at the forthcoming World Athletics Indoor Gold tour in Torun,Poland on February 17th.
Taki posted 3:39.12 to win the men’s 1,500m final at last weekend’s, World athletics indoor bronze tour in Dortmund, Germany. During the race Taki ran alongside pacemakers saying he employed the tactic so as to get used to surging forward in races.
‘’During the race I used the pacemakers because am trying to build the courage of going with the pacers in the process trying to build the courage of surging forward in races’’
Taki states that with good pacers in Poland, he’s optimistic of improving the time he recorded in Germany which he said had been slowed by the wintry conditions currently being in Europe.
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‘’I was happy that I got the win in Dortmund though the time was slower than I expected, but if the weather improves and have good pacers ,I am hopeful of running a better race in Torun’’.
Taki who used the second round of the three legged Athletics Kenya national relay series to prepare for the World athletics tour however revealed to KBC Digital Sports that he will skip next month’s national relay championships and will instead focus on earning a place in the Kenyan team to this year’s Olympic games.
‘’After the race in Torun, I will go back and focus with Tokyo Olympics,I am going to work on endurance as I also plan to take part in a couple of Diamond league meetings before the trials’’.
Taki is set to feature at the Doha and Monaco Diamond league meetings scheduled 28th May and 9th July respectively.
Taki trains in Nyahururu ,Laikipia County with the Nyahururu Athletics club under the guidance of athletics coach Jacob Langat.
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