• Kamworor to skip World C'ship, eyeing New York Marathon
August 23, 2019
NAIROBI, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor will pass up the chance to compete at his third World Championships, and instead focus his energy on reclaiming his New York Marathon title in November.
Despite his victory in Wednesday's Kenya's trials for the World Championships in Nairobi, Kamworor has revealed he will overlook the trip to Doha and work hard to reclaim his title in the Big Apple on November 3.
The 26-year-old was second in Beijing in 2015 and sixth in London in 2017 in the 10,000m race.
The three-time world half marathon champion won the race ahead of compatriot and world junior 5,000m champion Rhonex Kipruto and Rodgers Kwemoi, but says he wants a new crop of young talent to pick up the baton and seek to exorcise the demons that have seen Kenya miss out on winning gold on the longest track competition for a record 18 years.
"I'm happy for the good race. I will, however, not change my mind concerning the World Championships in Doha. I give my colleagues the blessing to go to represent us in Doha," said Kamworor on Thursday.
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