NAIROBI (KEN): Kenya’s Africa Javelin champion Julius Yego will open his season campaign at IAAF World Challenge in Tokyo on . As Kenyan media are reporting he also plans to throw at Shanghai Diamond League meeting on . His main aim for 2014 is to attack the medal podium at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. There is also another goal to retain his continental crown at the Senior Africa Athletics Championships in Marrakech, a mission that will see him earn direct ticket to compete in the IAAF Continental Cup in the same city. Yego attributes his rise to his discipline and help he received from Finland coach Petteri Piironen.
(Editor’s note: Julius Yego learnt how to throw the javelin by watching You Tube videos, and a great thrower was nurtured! The London Olympic flag bearer, Julius is respected and admired by his countrymen and women as well as other throwers. Andreas Thorkildsen, a two time Olympic, World and European champion in the javelin, chatted with me regarding Julius in Copenhagen a few weeks ago. Thorkildsen told me about how Julius Yego started to throw and how good he truly is! Watch for even bigger throws from Mr. Yego! )