Josh Kerr: ‘I’ve already written out my tactics and know what to do in Paris’

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Men’s 1500m world champion confident he can expose Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s flaws and peak on the biggest stage this summer

There are precisely 200 days to go before the gun sounds for the Olympic men’s 1500m final in Paris on 6 August. But Josh Kerr has already visualised himself on the track at the Stade de France, revelling in the noise and expectation as he lines up in his distinctive shades. In fact he even has down how the three minutes and 28 seconds of the race will then pan out, culminating in what he hopes will be an Olympic gold medal.

“I’ve already written out my tactics and I know what I am doing in Paris,” says Kerr. “It’s one of those things for me: I am very good at that one day, and peaking at the right time. A lot of that is race analysis, and going through the different emotions of what may or might not happen. But I know what I will be doing that day.”

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/jan/19/josh-kerr-olympic-games-paris-athletics-jakob-ingebrigtsen under the title “Josh Kerr: ‘I’ve already written out my tactics and know what to do in Paris’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.