Avinash Sable is not a man of too many words. But he's someone who sets audacious goals. After breaking the half marathon national record, he believes he can run a steeplechase in 8:05.00.
Delhi Half Marathon: Avinash Sable smashes national record, first Indian to run it in less than 61 minutes
Sable, from Maharashtra, was 10th overall, with Ethiopia's Amedework Walelegn winning the men's elite race in 58:53.
Olympic-bound Avinash Sable to use Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to assess his progress, hopes for more races
The 3000m steeplechase runner Avinash Sable, who holds the national record in the event, last took part in a competitive race in October 2019.
Kipruto, who is a policeman, was charged in a courthouse in Kapsabet, a town in the high-altitude Rift Valley region that is famous for producing a stream of world-class distance runners.
Ruth Jebet, who competes for Bahrain, tested positive for the stamina-boosting drug EPO in a sample she gave in December 2017. She won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and was the world record holder at the time she tested positive.
Mumbai Marathon 2020: Sudha Singh, Srini Bugatha lead Indian challenge in marathon; Avinash Sable to race in half marathon
Srini Bugatha will lead the Indian challenge in the Tata Mumbai Marathon, while Sudha Singh will lead the challenge for women at the event. In the men's half marathon category, Avinash Sable, 3,000 steeplechase national record holder, will lead the field
World Athletics Championships 2019: Avinash Sable says hard work led to Olympics berth in 3000m steeplechase
Sable has become the first Indian after 1952 to qualify for the Olympics in this event.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Annu Rani finishes 8th in women's javelin; Avinash Sable qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final
India's Annu Rani failed to repeat her impressive qualifying round form as she finished eighth in the women's javelin throw while Avinash Sable made it to the men's 3000m steeplechase finals under dramatic circumstances on Tuesday.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Avinash Sable breaks own national record to qualify for 3000m steeplechase final
India's Avinash Sable broke his own national record, and qualified for the finals of the men's 3000m steeplechase in an eventful race in the World Championships.
Steeplechase runner Avinash Sable cautions against hiring foreign coaches, says Indians understand shortcomings of athletes better
Backing Sable's view, Amrish said he always felt foreign coaches do not understand the physical attributes of Indian athletes.
National Athletics Championships: Avinash Sable breaks 37-year-old record to win men's 3000m steeplechase gold
Avinash Sable ended the 58th Open National Athletics Championships with a new national record, erasing the 37-year-old mark in the men's 3000m steeplechase on Friday
Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech smashes women's 3000 metres steeplechase record by eight seconds in Monaco
Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya recorded a time of 8 minutes and 44 seconds in Monaco during the 3000 metre steeplechase, breaking the 8 minute 52 seconds record set by Ruth Jebet in 2016.
Babar said Commonwealth Games is not her priority as she doesn't have enough time to prepare for the event after taking a short break from athletics owing to her marriage.
Here are some photo highlights from Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.
Here are some photo highlights from Day 5 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.
IAAF World Championships 2017: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails HC verdict on PU Chitra's participation
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hailed the Kerala High Court verdict directing the Union government to ensure participation of athlete P U Chitra in the world championships at London.
A year ago, Anu Raghavan had thoughts about quitting athletics. But she hung on, turned her focus to the 400m hurdles and a year later; here she is, bagging silver at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. Time is a healer, they say.
Asian Athletics Championships: India end Day 3 on top of medal tally with 7 golds, 4 silver and 9 bronze
India's Sudha Singh winning a gold in the women's 3000m steeplechase event was the highlight of the day which saw Indian athletes win four other medals to stay on top of the medal tally on the third and penultimate day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Sudha clocked 10 minutes 03.01 seconds to finish over a hundred meters ahead of Uttar Pradesh state-mate Parul Chaudhary (10:18.10). Another Uttar Pradesh athlete Chinta Yadav claimed bronze with a time of 10:21.20
India's steeplechase specialist at the Rio Olympics, Lalita Babar said the transition from being a marathon runner to running steeplechase wasn't easy.