News : Kipruto overcomes the coronavirus and is already thinking about attacking the World Record

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Kipruto overcomes the coronavirus and is already thinking about attacking the World Record

Kipruto, in a file image after winning a race

Three weeks ago, in Monaco, he planned to attack the world record of 3,000 obstacles. He had trained hard and had his mind fully set on that goal. But An inopportune positive for coronavirus deprived him of looking at the Louis II stadium of the Principality for that long-awaited desire. Conselsus Kipruto recently underwent a PCR test after being isolated all these days and has finally tested negative, making him suitable for any challenge again. This setback has obviously set him back a bit in his set-up and his 'tempos', but he hasn't lost an iota of ambition. The Kenyan has spoken to ‘Nation Africa’ about how he has spent these days and about his short-term goals.


“I am happy because now I have been given a certificate of good health after numerous tests that came back negative. I started training following the protocols of the Ministry of Health. My goal is to improve my fitness ", has commented. Conselsus assures that now he hopes to receive an invitation to one of the next meetings of the Diamond League, where will try to break the World Record of 3,000 obstacles set by the Kenyan-born Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen (formerly known as Stephen Cherono) from 7.53.63.

“My goal this season is to reach the world record. With good preparations, I know it will be possible. The brand has been around for a long time and it's time to take it home, ”he says.

The virus

“It has been hard for me, but I am happy because I did not have any complications until I was declared fit to continue with my life. I have been training only by jumping the barriers that I had created at home before ”, comments Kipruto about the quarantine. Regarding the race in Monaco, he is amazed: “I watched the Monaco race on television and was impressed by how strong the athletes are still going on despite taking a break due to the virus that disrupted sporting events around the world. "

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