Champ Taki raring to go ahead of global races
Former world Under 18 1,500m champion Kumari Taki has spent the past year defying those who doubted him, validating and then surpassing performances that were once a surprise to him.
Taki now eyes even better performance in the World Athletics Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
“It has been a roller coaster of a year for me,” Taki said.
“Twelve months ago, I was in a very bad place. Through the grace of God, I have been able to overcome it all, now I plan to return to the World championships ready to face and take on the world,” noted Taki.
It has not been easy for Taki, he had to shake off a tendon injury that denied him a place in team Kenya for the delayed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Taki who was part of the 2019 World Championships team in Doha, Qatar said he wants to make a huge statement at the biennial e event.
“I know what it has taken me to be here today. I will do everything possible to make the moment memorable,” added Taki who is also the 2015 World U18 gold medallist in Cali, Colombia and a seventh-place finisher at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.