Ezekiel Kemboi: I’m not retiring anytime soon
Charismatic 3,000m steeplechase gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi has rescinded his decision to retire following his outstanding performance at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
Kemboi made the revelation Tuesday morning during a welcome said he had considered hanging his boots after the competition in China but changed his mind after his performance.
“I had hoped to retire while in China but I’ve discovered that as I grow older I’m running like a youngster so I’m going nowhere,” he said.
Kemboi, who captained Team Kenya, is expected to lead the charges in the 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kemboi made history when he became the first athlete to win four consecutive world 3,000m steeplechase titles, guiding his compatriots to a 1-4 sweep at the World Championships in Beijing last Monday.
In a display of great artistry, Kemboi took a devastating burst with less than 300m to go, scaling the barriers in style to win in 8 minutes 11.28 seconds, a performance that brought the Bird’s Nest Stadium to its feet.