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Kenya's Cheruiyot dreams of first World Championships gold in Doha

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Three Diamond trophies and a world silver medal might mean a lot to many athletes, but to Timothy Cheruiyot, his career is nothing without a world gold medal.
However, that might change ahead of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which will be held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6. Cheruiyot speaking from Kericho, says he is ready to grab the opportunity to add to his medal collection.
"First I need to qualify," Cheruiyot said. "I will be competing at Kenya's world trials on Sept. 12-13."
This is mainly to cushion his training mate and world champion Elijah Manangoi, who carries an ankle injury.
Both Cheruiyot and Manangoi hold wild cards but Kenya can only use one. It means, Cheruiyot must step up and compete in the trials and finish in the top three positions to secure his spot in the team together with that of Manangoi. "In Doha it will depend on the conditions and how the heats go. Anything can happen at a championship but I have the solid belief that the past two years of experience since the world championships in London has given me everything in my tool kit to know I can be on the start line and believe in myself and my right tactics," said Cheruiyot.

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