Simbu, Failuna early preps for Tokyo Olympics

Saturday January 25 2020


By Imani Makongoro

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s long-distance athletes Felix Simbu and Failuna Abdi say camping in Iten, Kenya, will enable them to build their endurance and stamina ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Iten – Kenya's western town – is popularly known as the “Home of Champions” for drawing runners to train from around the world.

The two athletes said yesterday that they would like to camp at Iten for at least four months ahead of the Olympics.

The altitude (2,400 meters) makes an ideal place for athletes to build their endurance ahead of major international competitions.