Former World Marathon Champion Abel Kirui from Kenya set his focus for the 2020 Olympics Games before he hangs his spikes.
Kirui who failed to defend his title at the recent Chicago Marathon when he was beaten by United States Galen Rupp is a man on a mission and the mission must be complete before he thinks of any other future plans.
The 35 year-old double World marathon champion is targeting an Olympic medal to his name in Tokyo.
“Count me out at your risk, am not yet done on the road and I am still targeting two major championships before I quit active athletics. I still have world championships and Olympic Games where I will be fighting,” said Kirui.
“After the Tokyo Olympics, I will still participate in athletics but only in smaller races but not the big city marathons. I have been tapping and nurturing talents and I want more young athletes to follow in my footsteps’ am always supporting the upcoming talent to establish themselves in athletics,” Kirui concluded.
The Nandi County born athlete who is also coached by Renato Canova says he still has enough energy to fight for big titles and Tokyo is one of them.