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• Kipchoge withdraws from London World Athletics Championships

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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has withdrawn from London World Athletics Championships (August 4-13) , the Athletics Kenya announced on Tuesday. 

Kipchoge, who almost broke the 2-hour barrier in marathon last month, said he needs more time to recover from brutal world record attempt in Monza, Italy.

Wilson Kipsang a former world marathon record holder will also skip World championships to race the Berlin marathon in September. 

 

Athletics Kenya marathon team for London Athletics championships

Men

Geoffrey Kirui, Daniel Wanjiru, Gedion Kipketer; Paul Lonyangata (reserve)

Women

Edna Kiplagat, Helah Kiprop, Flomena Cheyech; Valentine Kipketer, Purity Rionoripo (reserves)

 

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