Christian Taylor speaks about WR at Ostrava Press Conference, from EME News

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Christian Taylor, Doha 2015, 
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Taylor speaks about WR

OSTRAVA (CZE): A series of press conferences took place on Monday morning with some of the leading athletes that will take part in the 54th Golden Spike. Ahead of their clashes in Ostrava and Eugene, Asbel Kiprop of Kenya and Jakub Holusa of the Czech Republic spoke to the media. Kiprop said that he wants to cover the first 800m of the 1000m race in 1:46, while Holusa hopes to stay as close as he can to the front in the last lap. Kiprop stated that the world record over 1500m is still at the forefront of his mind. Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha said that he is in better shape than he was last year and hopes to be able to run under 1:42 later in the year. He hopes to cover the first 400m in his 600m race in 47 seconds. Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor revealed how he has found it hard to sleep after his incredible performance in Doha. He believes that it is only a matter of time before the world record changes hands and he truly believes that he can achieve it. The final press conference of the day featured some of the best javelin throwers of all-time, with world record holder Jan Zelezny, world leader Tero Pitkamaki, world champion Viteszlav Vesely and Petr Frydrych all in attendance. Vesely explained that being ranked third in his training group has given him extra motivation to perform well; he is satisfied with his preparation so far. After their strong early season performances, all the throwers were optimistic for Tuesday.

Editor's note: Christian Taylor and Pablo Pichardo went 18.04m and 18.06m respectively in Doha just over a week ago! Taylor's coach, Rana Reider, told RBR that the 18 meter jump freed Christian to now focus on Beijing. The 18 meter triple jump is a daunting challenge, with only two done since 1996!

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