Aman reveals further history-making hopes

MohammedAmanWorld 800m champion Mohammed Aman voices plans to move up to the 1500m and says breaking the 800m world record is “possible”.

Ethiopia’s newly-crowned world 800m champion Mohammed Aman has revealed further history-making plans are in the pipeline.

The 19-year-old became the youngest-ever world 800m champion in Moscow and made history for his country by claiming Ethiopia’s first ever global outdoor title at a distance below 5000m. Despite the absence of Kenya’s Olympic champion and world record-holder David Rudisha due to injury, the men’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, as well as voicing his belief that breaking Rudisha’s 800m world record is “possible”, but not an immediate aim. Read more



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