Andrew Osagie insists he has no doubt in his mind that he is capable of beating the best 800m runners in the world as he bids to make 2015 a record-breaking year.
A two-time world indoor bronze medallist, 26-year-old Osagie has been plagued with injury so far in his career, so much so that he already must alter his training to manage any niggles.
Despite such adversity, Osagie is still one of the brightest prospects over 800m and currently sits fourth on the all-time UK list after running 1:43.77 minutes in the Olympic final at London 2012.
And with a fresh season to attack, he believes success at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in the summer is very achievable, as our some British indoor records over 600, 800 and 1000m.
“100 per cent (I can beat the best in the world),” he said. “I love championship races. I always seem to step up, improve or run a season’s best at a championships.
“You need to win things to be remembered. I’d love to win things more often. I’d love to get back to there and take it from there.
“To say the records are easy is a massive disrespect but they’re three attainable records.
“I could do them in one season if the races all fall in. I’ll definitely be close. It’s one of those things where I’d like to get my name in the record books. It gives confidence moving forward.”
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