Yomif Kejelcha, photo by PhotoRun.net
Kejelcha in the 1500 m
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): More than 50 global medallists will compete at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 16 February which is part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour. World indoor 3000m champion Yomif Kejelcha will compete in the 1500m and could challenge Hicham El Guerrouj’s world indoor record of 3:31.18 while European indoor 1500m and 3000m champion Laura Muir will line up in the mile in the final event of the programme. Olympic champions Elaine Thompson from Jamaica and Ekaterini Stefanidi from Greece will compete in the 60m and pole vault respectively with the latter facing strong opposition from Katie Nageotte and Cuba’s former world champion Yarisley Silva. Four world indoor champions from Birmingham last March are also confirmed: Kejelcha, Juan Miguel Echevarria, Ivana Spanovic and Samuel Tefera. Another highlight will be the men’s 60 m featuring in-form Brit Reece Prescod against China’s world indoor silver medallist Su Bingtian. World indoor silver medallist Marie Josee Ta Lou from Ivory Coast lines up against Thompson in the women’s 60m. From organisers.
runblogrun opines: This link lets you see the video with Coach Salazar on the fitness of Yomif Kejelcha and his attempts at 1500m/Mile Indoor WRs: https://www.runblogrun.com/2019/02/wanamaker-miles-fireworks-coming-to-millrose-this-weekend.html
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