Some very interesting quotes from Kenya's male steeplers in an Allafrica.com article.
Now the Kenyan press is famous for getting the runners to put out grandiose quotes before major champs so it may not mean a lot but some of the quotes in that article are definitely bulletin board material. A few highlights.
All Africa.com wrote:
"Let the Diamond League be their(s), I won't allow it at a Championship race I am taking part in."
"I have recovered from the ankle injury and I am ready London. I have really enjoyed training with my teammates who know our mission."
"I promised to sign off with a podium place in London after my bronze medal was taken away at Rio Olympics. The competition will be between ourselves...our rivals pose no major threat."
"It's long since I won a medal for Kenya and London will be that breakthrough,"
Jairus Birech: "We shall read from different scripts in London God willing. I am determined to win a medal,"
PS. If you haven't read out men's steeple preview, it's now published: