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Olivier aims to keep up the momentum in Moscow
- Updated: June 11, 2013
By Mark Etheridge
Track ace Andre Olivier will be looking to extend his run of good form when he lines up for the IAAF Moscow Challenge in Russia on Tuesday night.
The North West athlete comes off a trio of sub 1min 45sec returns over the two-lap 800-metre event and is looking in great shape as the build-up to this year’s World Championships, also in Moscow.
His last race was in Hengelo, Netherlands at the weekend where he ran 1:44.96. “Hengelo went really well and the fact that I ran another 1:44 (my third in a week) means I’m in good shape,” he told Road to Rio 2016.
After Tuesday’s race he’ll sit back and take stock of his season. “I’ll go home after this one and do some good training for a week and a bit and then return for the Ostrava [Czech Republic] World Challenge League meeting on 27 June.”
Diamond League races in Birmingham (19 June) and Lausanne (4 July) are next on the schedule.
“After those three races my coach and I will have a training camp for two weeks here in Europe and then it’s Monaco (Diamond League) on19 July.”
And then World Championships will lie in wait. “I know it’s a lot of racing but I’m getting myself racing fit this year before World Championships,” said Olivier.