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Kiprop vows to improve

24 September 2014, 15:13

Nairobi - World 1 500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop has promised to improve next year after a disappointing end to his athletics season.

Kiprop has underperformed since winning the opening leg of the Diamond League in Doha and leading Kenya to a new world record at the World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

He told the Daily Nation that personal problems were to blame for his dip in form.

“I had high hopes after my good show in Doha and Bahamas but some domestic issues crept and proved to be a major setback to my ambitions but I am determined to solve them in the next one month before I start my preparations for next season,” said Kiprop.

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“As much as I trained hard I just couldn’t concentrate on my races owing to these problems. I just couldn’t take them off my head.”

“They are personal but it’s my prayer top come back ready to face a new season with great zeal. I want to become the first Kenyan to win the World title thrice over the distance.”

Kiprop last competed at the Africa Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco, but finished second behind Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman.

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