World and Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya Pic: IAAF

GLASGOW – Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto will go indoors to compete at the Muller Grand Prix Glasgow meeting, the sixth and final stop on the 2018 World Indoor Tour on February 25.

For the world and Olympic steeplechase champion, it will be just the third indoor race of his career. The 23-year-old will contest the 3 000m flat at the Emirates Arena in a bid to improve on the indoor PB of 7:55.76 he set at the same venue in 2016.

Given his steeplechase PB of 8:00.12, Kipruto should be capable of also rewriting his outright 3 000m flat PB of 7:44.09, set outdoors when he was 17-years-old.

He will take on USA’s Olympic 5 000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo and Olympic sixth-place finisher Andrew Butchart of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

“Having competed at the 2016 Grand Prix in Glasgow, I know that the noise made by the fans inside the arena is incredible,” said Butchart. 

“With the field that I will be up against, they play such an important role for me, and I’m determined to kick off my 2018 with a bang on home soil.” 

African News Agency (ANA)