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• Steeplechase champ Kipruto shakes off injury, returns to action in Paris

NAIROBI, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Olympic and World steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is due to return to competition two weeks earlier than planned in Paris Diamond League on Aug. 24.

Kipruto, 24, had incurred a foot fracture in May, which ruled him out of competition for up to four months with his agent Michel Boeting saying he was expected to return to action in September.

However, Kipruto has given himself a short in the arm and entered for the Paris Diamond League, where he will compete for the first time this season. His last action was at the Arhus, Denmark World Cross Country Championships in March.

"Kipruto has settled on Paris to make his comeback, having had some time out from the track in May after fracturing his foot," said informs Paris Diamond League organizers.

The Kenyan will face world number one this season, Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali. The Moroccan, has already posted two wins this season in the Diamond League in Doha (8:07:22) and Monaco (8:04:82).

Organizers hope that the return of Kipruto to action will inject new impetus and urgency in the steeplechase to break the eight-minute barrier for the first time this season

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