The Kenya Olympic squad arrives tomorrow without most of the medal winners from the London Games. Most of the medallists are expected to grace the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Friday.
Those expected to run in Stockholm include 800m gold medal winner and world champion David Rudisha, Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion and world champion Ezekiel Kemboi, double world champion Vivian Cheruiyot, Olympic 800m bronze medalist Timothy Kitum and Anthony Chemutt and world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop. Kiprop revealed he had an injury during the 1,500m final and came last.
Kenya finished a disappointing 28th in the medal standings with 2 gold 4 silver and five bronze and were ranked third in Africa behind South Africa and Ethiopia. Beijing Olympics 800m champion Jelimo, is expected to arrive with the rest of the contingent alongside team officials but is expected to run at the Diamond league meeting in Birmingham on August 26
Elsewhere Usain Bolt says he will continue to "push the barriers" after finishing London 2012 as a triple champion for the second time. After claiming 100m and 200m golds, he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metre relay in a new world record time of 36.84 seconds. "I like to push the barriers," said the 100m and 200m world record holder.
I like to do things people have never done before because it sets you apart from everybody else." Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater became the first relay team to ever run under 37 seconds as they left the United States trailing, on their way to winning gold on the last full day of athletics action.
Blake said: "Basically, we are not human, we dropped from space like Mr Bean. Mr Bean is not a normal guy, he makes jokes. We are not normal guys. We are from space, I am from Mars." But Bolt replied: "Yohan is crazy. If he keeps talking like that, someone is going to put him in a straitjacket one day."
Bolt, who was part of the Jamaica team that set a new 4x100m relay landmark at last year's World Championships in Daegu and was delighted to have broken the record again. "It is the second time of running a world record with my team-mates and to do it again is an honour," said the 25-year-old. "To have passed that line in a world record time is wonderful. These guys really pushed themselves to make sure we ran fast and broke the record." "The relays are always the favourite part of the championships for me because it's much more relaxing". or 200m.