Team kenya trains in London
Last updated on 1 Aug 2012 19:07
Head coach Julius Kirwa took Kenyan athletes through their first training session ON Wednesday.
The team, which arrived on Tuesday morning, trained inside the Victoria Park in East London where Kirwa took them through light jogging and stretches.
He said the team is in good shape, having trained in Nairobi for a month and promised to sweep the middle and distance races at the Olympics.
“I am asking Kenyans to pray for us and leave the rest to us. We are in good shape. Even those we left behind are in good shape and only awaiting to come here to run,” Kirwa told reporters.
“We are in high spirits and eagerly awaiting Friday. We want to take medals in 10,000m which has eluded us in past Olympics,” said Kirwa.
Get 30 medals
“If possible, we want to more than 10 gold medals and a total of 30 medals. That is how prepared we are,” he said.
“I can promise Kenyans that we will do wonders here,” he added as Moses Masai led Bedan Karoki and Wilson Kiprop in a separate jog, while Janeth Jepkosgei and Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo were behind with the female athletes.
He said world record holder and world champion David Rudisha will only run the 4x400m relay if the Kenyans qualify for the final.