How training with 'greats' is priming Amos Serem's younger brother for global stardom

How training with 'greats' is priming Amos Serem's younger brother for global stardom

Abigael Wafula 06:36 - 24.05.2024

Amos Serem's 16-year-old brother Edmund is training with bigwigs of athletics who are preparing him for global stardom and he is surely on the right track.

Amos Serem’s younger brother Edmund is a man on a mission and he is slowly cementing his place in the world of steeplechase running.

During the just-concluded National Championships, Edmund was crowned the national champion after he floored bigwigs to claim the win in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.

He has credited his coach Patrick Sang and training mates and the hard work invested in training that has finally paid off.

“The race was great and for the training that Patrick Sang has given us…I train with the seniors, Nicholas Kimeli, Amos Serem, Eliud Kipchoge, and Daniel Mateiko, and to me, the race was okay,” Edmund said.

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If he gets selected to represent the country at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Cameroon, the youngster hopes to impress one more time.

He was in action at the African Games in Ghana earlier this year, where he managed to finish in an impressive sixth place considering he is only 16.

At the African Games, the race was won by Ethiopia’s Samuel Firewu with Serem finishing second and Simon Koech completing the podium.

He also competed at the Kip Keino Classic, where he finished eighth in the hotly contested race won by Commonwealth Games champion Abraham Kibiwott.

“If God enables me to go to Cameroon, I promise Kenyans that I will win and bring home a gold medal,” the Africa Under-20 champion said.

He has been off to a great start in his career, where he was in action at last year’s Africa Under-20 Championships in Ndola, Zambia and managed to finish first. He also has eyes set on the World Under-20 Championships in Peru, Lima, with the hopes of bagging his first ever world title.

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