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Jason Kenny takes aim at becoming Britain's most successful Olympian

Joe Robinson
26 Sep 2017

Jason Kenny will compete in the Revolution Series before tackling the Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Despite the rumours that he may retire, Jason Kenny has announced his return to the track and his ambition at becoming Britain's most successful Olympian. 

Kenny will return to the wooden boards next January at the Revolution Series in Manchester before then beginning preparation to race at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Speaking to British Cycling, Kenny explained how he had a change of heart regarding his future on the track.

“To be honest, after Rio, I’d pretty much made my decision to walk away from cycling,' adding, 'But after taking a year out, getting married and having our first child, I felt refreshed. Before I knew it, I was training again!'

'I feel like I’m 18 and starting all over again. Competing at Revolution in January will be the first step on the path to Tokyo.'

The six-time Olympic gold medalist is currently tied with fellow track sprinter Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful Briton at the games.

Two more medals of any colour would take Kenny to nine overall, overtaking Sir Bradley Wiggins as the most decorated British Olympian of all time.

With focus on the record looming large, Kenny insists that although it would be a honour it is not his prime motivation.

'Tokyo is a long way off at the moment and I’ve never really been motivated by records. I’ve just always tried to be the fastest and best I can be.'

'Having said that, to win more gold medals than any other British Olympian would be an amazing achievement.'

In the meantime, the 29-year-old underlined his excitement to return to the Revolution Series, almost 15 years on from his first participation.

'I’m really excited about making my return to track racing at Revolution in Manchester on January 6 because it’s where I first started racing in front of crowd.'

'I competed at the first Revolution event, as a junior in the Future Stars, so it’s a really nice way to be coming back, especially at my home track.'

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