I'm hungry to reclaim my title in Budapest – Timothy Cheruiyot

2019 1500m World Champion Timothy Cheruiyot says he is ready to reclaim his title at the World Championships set for Budapest, Hungary from August 19-27.

The 19th edition of the biennial championships will last for eight days.

The 27-year-old will lead a team of former Olympian Abel Kipsang and reigning World junior champion Reynold Cheruiyot.

“Together with Reynold and Kipsang we have to plan well how we will execute the final. We know the competition will be very tough but we are ready. Similarly, we are also a threat to our competitors and if our plan goes on well, we will bring medals home,” he said.

The men’s 1500m heat will be the main event of the championships on the first day and will begin at 13:15 pm August 19.

Cheruiyot will be seeking to emulate his Doha heroics that saw him cross the finish line in a time of 3:29:26.

“My preparation for the World Championships has been good. We have executed the training well and I can say that I am now ready.

"We will be competing on the first day of the championships and thus my strategy is to run well in the heats and semifinals and then plan for the finals. I am very hungry to reclaim my title,” Cheruiyot said.

Cheruiyot won a silver medal at the 2017 edition of the competition in London after clocking 3:33:99.

Cheruiyot has won the Diamond League meet four times (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021).

He is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist.

posted Wednesday August 16th
by Teddy Mulei