By John Kwoba NAIROBI (Xinhua)
will take something special to stop the Kenyan pair of
Emmanuel Korir and Michael Saruni at the World Indoor
athletes, who are based in the United States and are
trained by another Kenyan 800m legend Paul Ereng, have
left the world dreaming of how fast they can run as the
countdown to the World Indoor Championships begin in
Korir ran the third all-time fastest indoor 800m time by
clocking 1:44.21 in New York at the Millrose Games.
see and coach the world’s two top seeds in 800m - Korir
at 1:44.21 and Michael Saruni at 1:45.19 is just a
blessing,” Ereng said on Monday.
of the Millrose Games put together a quality men’s 800m
race, which was won by Korir in 1:44.21, the third
fastest run of all time and an African indoor record.
shadowed USA’s Donavan Brazier for much of the race
before he broke away in the waning stages to become the
third fastest ever over the distance indoors. Brazier
was second in 1:45.35 and Drew Windle third in 1:45.53
to move up to second and third on the North American
indoor all-time list.
Saruni, who ran 46.8 in a 4x400m Relay, are in line to
be named in the Kenyan team that will be heading to the
World Indoor Championships in Birmigham from March 1-4.
Ereng however, believes it will take something special
to stop them.
represented Kenya at the London World Championships but
he was not good enough to win a medal.
left behind in favor of Ferguson Rotich. With an injury
to Olympic Champion David Rudisha, which rules him out
of the Indoor championships, the onus will fall on the
two young men to carry the country’s flag in Birmingham.