Cambodian runner Kieng Samorn is preparing for competition at two international athletics events in the build-up to his participation at the 27th South East Asian Games in Myanmar this December.
The middle-distance specialist from Kandal province will take part in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships in Chennai, India, from July 4 to 7, as well as lining up against the world’s elite at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow from August 10 to 18.
The 29-year-old, who represented Cambodia in the men’s 800 metres event at the London Olympics last summer, is training at Olympic Stadium for four hours a day.
A two-hour session in the morning is spent with his personal coach, Choung Sareth. Another two-hour session in the evening is held with national team coach Phay Sok.
Samorn finished fifth in the 800 metres event at the last SEA Games in Indonesia in 2011.