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Friday, May 13, 2016

Mosito Lehata to race in Germany

Speed-Man... Mosito Lehata
Lesotho’s top sprinter Mosito Lehata will race at the Ellwangen International meet in Germany on Saturday. The race is part of Lehata’s preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August.

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.

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