Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto to miss IAAF World Championship in London

Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto to miss IAAF World Championship in London

The champion of Olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase Conseslus Kipruto is about to miss the World Championship, which is to be hosted in London next moth, due to a ankle injury. Kipruto will now have to seek rehabilitation and doctor’s approval before he resume the competition.

It’s just two weeks for the World Championship to began, the Kenyan has said that he still have a lot of problems with his right ankle and he was hoping that the pain will go away “I decided to race in Rabat to gauge how it will react. But it was wise to leave the race and try to get healthy”.

Kipruto was also forced to pull out of the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in June because of the injury and his failure to finish the race in Morocco is clear indication he will be sweating on the doctor’s bench ahead of the World Championships.

Meanwhile, organisers of the Monaco Diamond League meeting have confirmed that former Olympic champion Brimin Kipruto will be leading the elite list of athletes for the event on Friday.

Kipruto holds the fastest time, which dates back in 2011, where he completed the race in 7:54.64, only one hundredth of a second off from the world record. Also racing will be the World Champion Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) and the French Bouabdellah Tahri.

Kemboi, who will be bowing out for retirement at the World Championships in London, wants to leave a mark after he was denied his bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

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