After his triumph at the Prefontaine Classic, Wanyonyi now has more confidence that he is capable of anything including breaking the world record.
Trailblazing youngster Emmanuel Wanyonyi will be hoping to break the 800m world record and believes he has all it takes to accomplish the dream.
The 19-year-old has been in good shape so far this season to the extent of beating senior athletes in the Diamond League Meetings and the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
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Nairobi City Stars' head coach Nicholas Muyoti criticised his team's performance and emphasised the need for improvement after a 4-1 loss to Gor Mahia.
The World 800m silver medallist is adamant that he is capable of anything including breaking the world record which currently stands at 1:40.91 and was set by David Rudisha during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
“I want to run a world record in future in the 800m…I believe that time will come since I am gaining more experience and one day, I’m sure I will break the record.
"I know it’s possible…if I run 1:41, I might run a world record. I will keep training and focusing on the record,” Wanyonyi said.
The youngster ended his season with a win at the Prefontaine Classic where he destroyed a strong field that included the reigning World champion Marco Arop and African champion Djamel Sedjati.
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Omanyala has earned good money from the Diamond League Meetings with his podium finishes and the Prefontaine Classic also offered him more money thanks to his hard work.
The former World Under-20 champion clocked a world-leading time of 1:42.80 ahead of Arop who clocked 1:42.85 Sedjati completed the podium in 1:43.06.
He added that he draws his inspiration from Rudisha, who has placed Kenya on the 800m world map and Wanyonyi wants to be like him.
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It has taken years for the four-time London Marathon champion to make a name for himself and he attested that fans have played a huge role in his career.
“I want to go and focus and train well as I get ready for next year’s Olympic Games. I draw my inspiration from Rudisha and he makes me believe that anything is possible,” Wanyonyi said.