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: