Borzakovskiy at Russian Winter


Russian athlete of 2011 Yuriy Borzakovskiy will compete in the men’s 600m at the Russian Winter meeting to be held on 5 February in Moscow.

The men’s 600m will be the last event of the meeting, and fast times are expected. Maybe the crowd will see a new World record.

Olympic champion Borzakovskiy will face European Indoor champion Adam Kszczot of Poland and Kenya’s trio including the meeting’s record holder Jackson Kiwuwa, World Indoor medalist Boaz Lalang and Richard Kiplagat, who was second at the Russian Winter last year.

Borzakovskiy is fully recovered after his injury. He won the World Championship bronze medal and is training hard for the Olympic Games. Yuriy will not plan to compete at the World Indoor Championship, but he can’t to miss the Russian Winter. He is a meeting record holder with 1:16.02 after all.

The past season was a really breakthrough for Adam Kszczot. He added a sixth place in Daegu to his European gold medals (U23 and Senior). The Polish athlete claimed as well that his main aim is to become Poland’s first medalist at the men’s 800m at the Olympic Games in London. This indoor season, he is ready to set a national record at this event of 1:44.78.

Jackson Kiwuwa holds the Russian Winter record of 1:15.69. Last year, he tried to break the World best performance of 1:15.02 but unsuccessfully.

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