Africa Javelin champion, Julius Yego, is targeting to make more history in the fourth and fifth IAAF Diamond League legs set for Rome and Birmingham respectively.
Speaking to Four4TwoMedia on Wednesday, the Kenya national record holder said he intends to assault his own record starting yet again starting with Rome on Thursday and Birmingham on Sunday.
“I am in good spirit and feel ready for something special. I want to do better than the previous outing,” said the father of one whose 86.88m throw at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet last week won him the title while also breaking his own 85.40m national record.
“I thank God for all he has enabled me to achieve. I know I can do better, the weather is also conducive here (in Rome),” he said.
The Commonwealth champion confided that his current run of good form is due to his decision to start training early.
Asked about his preparations for the World Championships which begin in Auguts 22 in Beijing, the CID officer said, “Of course my big target remains to get a podium finish at the World Championships.”
The ‘You Tube Man’ says his fourth place finish in Moscow, Russia two years ago has pushed him to target even higher going to Beijing in August then to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“My season since failing to get my first ever medal at the world stage has been on the upward trend, therefore I want to use the Diamond League meets to get myself in the best possible shape,” he said.