By GILBERT WANDERA
Timothy Kitum and Cherono Koech may be unknown as far as the Olympic Games are concerned but both believe this could be their year to pull surprises.
Timothy Kitum trains at Kasarani recently. [PHOTO:STAFFORD ONDEGO/STANDARD]
Despite this, they remain confident that they can make a mark in this year’s Games.
Kitum, the world junior silver medalist, said he is looking for a medal in the two-lap race and believes he has done enough to win it.
“During the World Junior event, I was able to finish behind more experienced Amos Nigel from Botswana and this has given me a lot of confidence going into the this year’s Games,”
“I believe that such kind of performance gives me the motivation to do well in London. As a team, we have a strong side and it will be the team to beat,” he told FeverPitch, on Saturday.
Cherono, who was included in the 800m team after Winnie Chebet was axed, said this has given her a challenge to prove that she deserves to be in the team.
“The pressure is there for me to prove my ability and I remain confident that I will do better than my performance at the World Championships last year,” she said.
Cherono fell in the semi-finals of the World Championships last year and is now eying a place in the finals.