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Kemboi May Shift Focus To Marathons

The Olympic steeplechase gold-medal winner may be moving to the roads.

The Olympic steeplechase gold-medal winner might be moving to the roads.

As if Kenya doesn’t have enough top-tier marathon talent, the East African running powerhouse will be getting some more. His name is Ezekiel Kemboi.

Upon taking steeplechase gold with a blazing 8:18.58 at these London Games, Kemboi spoke to the press. He recounted all his international medals and when he finished his speech, he said, “Finishing in lane eight indicates that I will move up to the marathon!”

Kemboi had previously mentioned the marathon, but this time, he sounded more serious.”I will have to consult my coach first,” he said.

Kemboi’s coach is the former world-record holder in the steeplechase, Moses Kiptanui.

After Kemboi won his gold medal, he did a victory dance. “I had done that in similar style in Daegu a year ago and then I got the nickname, Mini Bolt’,” he said. “My dancing show is a bit different to his – it is mini.”

Kemboi is just the second steeplechase runner in history to win two Olympic gold medals.

For More: IAAF