|Speed-Man... Mosito Lehata|
Lehata is also set to compete at the African Athletics Championships next month in South Africa.
Lehata will have a slimmed down programme in an effort to avoid fatigue ahead of the Olympics. The 26 year-old said this is a change he has made after having too many events on the schedule last year ahead of the IAAF World Championships and All-Africa Games.
“I made a mistake and took part in too many competitions last year and in the end paid the price as I struggled with my fitness and did not perform well at the World Championships in Beijing, as well as the All-Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville,” Lehata said.
“I will not make the same mistake again, so at the moment, the focus is on Ellwangen and then the African Championships.”
Lehata has been based at a high-performance training centre in Mauritius since 2011. Last year, he set a new Lesotho 100 metres record of 10.11 seconds in Reduit, Mauritius.
“It is never easy to prepare for a big event such as the Olympics, but you have to keep pushing hard and be hopeful. What I can also tell you is I owe my country a big performance after the disappointments of last year,” Lehata said.