Amos Serem opens up on key lessons drawn from disappointing 2023 season

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ATHLETICS Amos Serem opens up on key lessons drawn from disappointing 2023 season

Abigael Wafula 14:41 - 25.03.2024

Amos Serem has opened up on his mindset changed after failing to make the cut to the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary last year.

After clinching a bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Amos Serem went undercover and was not very competitive in 2023, missing out on the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The former World Under-20 3000m Steeplechase champion explained that after the show in Birmingham, he had to go back to the drawing board and evaluate his performance before coming back.

Serem noted that he had to work on his speed and endurance and he expressed his satisfaction with the major shift his body is taking.

“After the Commonwealth Games, I had to come back and check on what happened during the race and what was setting him back.

“I found out that I had a problem with my speed and I started working on my endurance and speed and I have noted major changes,” Serem said.

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The reigning African Games silver medallist has clearly been working around the clock and thanks to his hard work he secured a ticket to the just concluded African Games in Accra, Ghana.

He floored his compatriots during the national trials, winning in a time of 8:22.72 ahead of Simon Koech and his younger brother Edmund Serem.

He then extended the winning streak to the continental showpiece, finishing second behind Samuel Firewu in a time of 8:25.77.

Firewu won the race after clocking an impressive time of 8:24.30 with Koech completing the podium after clocking 8:26.19. Edmund, Serem’s brother, managed to clock 8:31.21 for a sixth-place finish in the tight race.