World 800m champion Mohammed Aman voices plans to move up to the 1500m and says breaking the 800m world record is Ã¢â‚¬Å“possibleÃ¢â‚¬Â.
EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newly-crowned world 800m championÃ‚Â Mohammed Aman has revealed further history-making plans are in the pipeline.
The 19-year-oldÃ‚Â became the youngest-ever world 800m champion in Moscow and made history for his country by claiming EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first ever global outdoor title at a distance below 5000m.Ã‚Â Despite the absence of KenyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Olympic champion and world record-holder David Rudisha due to injury, the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s two-lap race remained one of the most eagerly awaited of the championships and Aman lived up to his billing as pre-race favourite to clock 1:43.31 and narrowly pip American Nick Symmonds into silver.
Aman has since announced plans to move up to the 1500m next year, a distance over which he currently holds a personal best of 3:43.52 set in 2011,Ã‚Â as well as voicing his belief that breaking RudishaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 800m world record is Ã¢â‚¬Å“possibleÃ¢â‚¬Â, but not an immediate aim. Read more