Botswana’s Olympic champion seeks high altitude training in Kenya

Nairobi, Dec 7 (IANS) The 2012 Olympic 800m silver medallist Nijel Amos from Botswana has relocated to Kenya in a bid to rejuvenate his career.

Amos is not the first top flight athlete to opt for high altitude training. Britain’s Mo Farah and American and Chinese athletes have always come to Eldoret in northwest Kenya to train in high altitude and hope to boost their fitness ahead of major championships, reports Xinhua.

With the focus in 2017 on London World Championships, Amos hopes to strike better form and take the challenge to his rival and Olympic and World Champion David Rudisha.

“I feel I have made a good decision to come to Kenya to train. The athletes here are dedicated. This has enabled me to fully concentrate on what brought me here,” he said on Tuesday.

Amos is currently based at the Rosa and Associate training camp alongside the likes of world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop.

Amos has said he has increased his weekly mileage in Kaptagat and he also plans to travel out to Oregon ahead of the World Championships to focus on speed work.