Thomas ready for Athletics World Championships

Reinhardt Thomas the winner of the sixth edition of the Navachab Half Marathon says he is ready to represent Namibia at the upcoming Athletics World Championships.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships will be held from 27 September to 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

Thomas who won the Navachab Half-Marathon for the first in a time on Saturday in Karibib told Nampa that he ran in the event to test himself on how ready he is for the upcoming championships.

I have really prepared myself well and I feel ready to represent my country well. My main aim is to qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games, he said.

He added that his goal at the World Championships is to be in the top 20 which will automatically qualify him for the Olympics.

It's not going to be easy competing in the marathon in Doha because all the best long-distance runner in the world will be there but I am going to aim for my personal best or run at least under two hours 10 minutes or lower which will good for me,

Thomas and Helalia Johannes are the only long-distance athletes that has qualified to represent Namibian at the IAAF Athletics World Championships.

Source: Namibia Press Agency