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Olympic Champion Marcell Jacobs Arrives in Kenya for the Kip Keino Classic Title

Olympic Champion Marcell Jacobs Arrives in Kenya for the Kip Keino Classic Title

The 100-meter Olympic champion Marcel Jacobs from Italy has said he is aiming for victory in the Kip Keino Classic continental tour this Saturday at Kasarani Stadium.

Speaking shortly after arriving on Wednesday night at JKIA airport, Jacobs, who is also a world champion in the 60 meters, in the theater, said he wants to win the Kenyan tournament as a way to prepare for the 100-meter world title in July. in the United States.

“I am happy to be here for the first time in Africa and I am ready for Saturday’s competition.

I know Omanyala is good we had Belgrade in 60 meters, but I know he is good in 100 meters, we will meet on Saturday.

I aim to win this race as one of my preparations for grabbing world gold after winning Olympic gold ”said Jacobs with a smile

Jacobs will face stiff opposition in the 100 meters when he fights with Fred Kerley of the United States who was knocked out of last year’s Olympic gold medal with the African record holder in the race Ferdinand Omanyala.

The Italian also holds the European record in the 100-meter dash.

Saturday’s continental tour is the third in the gold logo competition.