Hellen Obiri, photo by PhotoRun.net
Obiri big plans for 2018
NAIROBI (KEN): The 5000 m World champion Hellen Obiri from Kenya plans for both World Indoors and Commonwealth Games and also wants to attack the 5000 m World record on the track circuit later in the summer. Writes Daily Nation. She will plan with her manager Ricky Simms on the best venue to break Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba’s nine years and five-months-old world record time. “I thank God for a great season and I hope to uphold the same form into the coming season,” said Obiri. “It will now be a decade next year since Dibaba set that record. It’s about time now someone else held it…that person will be me God willing,” she was quoted as saying. Her event at Commonwealth Games should be the 10 000 m.