Karan keeps Olympic dream alive

February 19, 2024 12:43 pm

Yeshnil Karan [right] [Photo: Supplied]

Pacific Games and Fiji’s long distance champion Yeshnil Karan has hopes of qualifying for the Paris Olympic Games alive.

This is after he started his 2024 campaign with a win in Queensland.

Karan scored an excellent win in the 3,000 meters at the Sunshine Coast Track Challenge on the weekend against some of Queensland’s best middle-distance athletes.

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The former Tavua College student showcased his talent and dedication, clocking an outstanding personal best of 8 minutes, 17.79 seconds.

It’s his first race of the 2024 track season, as he prepares for his Olympic Qualification.

This achievement puts Karan just four seconds behind the 52-year-old national record held by Usaia Sotutu since 1971.