Category Archives: Emmanuel Wanyonyi

Emmanuel Wanyonyi Discusses His Next Bold Plan After Smashing World Road Mile Record.

On April 27th, 2024, 19-year-old Kenyan athlete Emmanuel Wanyonyi broke the world road mile record with a time of 3:54.56 at the adizero Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Following his remarkable achievement, Wanyonyi expressed his determination to secure a place in Team Kenya for the upcoming Olympic Games, emphasizing his goal to make a significant impact and bring home medals on his Olympic debut. In an interview with Nation Africa, Wanyonyi highlighted the intense competition and the tight qualification process for the Kenyan trials, recognizing the need to qualify and be selected to represent the national team. He acknowledged the upcoming Olympic Games as a pivotal event in his career, emphasizing his desire to leave a lasting impression.

Wanyonyi’s record-breaking performance was met with celebration and excitement as he crossed the finish line, and he credited his coach for instilling confidence in him and encouraging him to pursue the world record. Reflecting on his victory, Wanyonyi expressed gratitude to his supporters and emphasized his commitment to maintaining his form and improving further in preparation for the Olympic trials. With the spotlight now on Wanyonyi, all eyes are on the promising athlete as he prepares for the Paris Olympic Games.

Reasons Emmanuel Wanyonyi May Not Compete in African Games 800m Race

The 13th edition of the African Games is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 23, 2024. Emmanuel Wanyonyi, the 800 meter World Silver medalist, has hinted that he may not represent Kenya at the forthcoming African Games.

He made this known after winning the 2km loop race at the 2024 Sirikwa Classic World Cross Country Tour in Eldoret on Saturday, February 3. Wanyonyi expressed uncertainty about his participation, citing concerns about his physical condition.

He also stated that he is focusing on preparing for the Olympic Games and highlighted the importance of cross country in building up for track and field events. Wanyonyi emphasized the significance of cross country running for 800m runners, especially in preparation for the track and field season.

He mentioned that his main goal is to prepare adequately for his first Olympic Games and that his coach will determine his participation in Diamond League races this year. Nonetheless, he recognized the value of Diamond League races in providing valuable experience for athletes competing in the 800m event.