29 Nov '11, 9pm

Champions don't make excuses: Now he needs more time to work on more things - technically, physically, mentally

SINGAPORE - He was born in a country that produced the largest number of world-class distance runners, including Kipchoge Keino, the two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 3,000m steeple and 1,500m, former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat and Moses Kiptanui, the first man to run the 3,000m steeplechase in under eight minutes in 1995. But Wilson Kipketer, who was born in Kenya and later took up Danish citizenship in 1995, sees no reason why Singapore cannot produce champions in Games at the regional and continental levels, and even at the Olympics. The 39-year-old, who had visited Singapore during last year's Youth Olympic Games, was also quick to dismiss the notion that National Service will hinder athletes' progress to reach the highest standards in track and field. Speaking to the media after a training session for 30 young athletes at the Co-Curricular Activitie...

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