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Kiprop targets world record

22 July 2015, 14:12

Nairobi - Asbel Kiprop is confident he can break the 1500 metre world record at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

The two-time world champion narrowly missed the 3:26.00 mark held by Hicham El Guerrouj, as he coasted to victory at the Monaco Diamond League meeting last week, setting a personal best of 3:26.69.

Kiprop now has his sights set on breaking the Morrocan's time, a record that has stood for 17 years, and is confident he will do it at the Beijing National Stadium next month.

“My recent performance in Monaco has given me the impetus to achieve my long cherished dream. I am sure I can shave off the 0.69 micro seconds at the World Championships in Beijing," the former Olympic champion is quoted as saying by the Star.

“I know the track very well and it is one of the best in terms of posting better time performances. However, I need to qualify for the finals first before plotting for the record,”.

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