Yego, the “YouTube Athlete,” sets national record in javelin.

Yego, the “YouTube Athlete,” sets national record in javelin.

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Kenya’s Julius Yego set a new national record on Tuesday in javelin throw, while competing at the Golden Spike championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Yego, also known as the “YouTube Athlete”, a title he acquired for training by watching the YouTube channel, set the 86.88 metres record, winning the international event in Ostrava.

The Commonwealth champion says he is now eyeing the medal bracket at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic champion and 800m world-record holder David Rudisha pulled out of the special 600m-race when he sustained an injury after he ran only 150m.

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell made a track come-back winning the 100m race in 10.04 seconds.

Multi Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt was victorious in the men’s 200m, easily clocking 20.13 seconds.