Gold Coast Diary: Hellen Obiri back to drawing board, focusing on outdoor track

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Obiri_Hellen-CampaccioXC18.jpgHellen Obiri, cross country, photo by PhotoRun.net

NAIROBI (KEN): After finishing fourth in the 3000m at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Hellen Obiri is "going back to the drawing board" ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast where she will contest the 5000m, informs Capital FM. "Now it's going back to the drawing board, I will go back to train hard after losing out on a medal in Birmingham. Commonwealth Games is around the corner so I will go correct my mistakes and focus on winning gold in Gold Coast," she said. Obiri has said she has been focusing on her strength rather than speed this winter and lacked the turn of pace in the closing stages of the 3000m in Birmingham. "This year I have been doing a lot of cross country, I have not focused on track and that's why I did not have reaction and speed, but I will work on it."

Obiri_HellenFV-Brussels17.jpgHellen Obiri, photo by PhotoRun.net

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