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• Injured Kipruto confident of Kenyan success at Doha Worlds

NAIROBI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has allayed fears that Kenya may be losing its grip on the water and hurdle race at the 2019 World Championships, to be held in Doha, Qatar from September 28 to October 6.

Injury problems and stronger competition have seen Kenya cede ground to athletes from Ethiopia, the USA, Morocco and Uganda on the global stage.

However, Kipruto, who is nursing a foot injury, believes he will hit top form at the right moment to silence his critics in Doha.

"I know myself and I am getting there. Let the Kenyans and other critics who are worried that this is the weakest team going to a major tournament hold their peace.

"Give this team the benefit of the doubt and support our preparations. We all know what the event means to the country," Kipruto said on Tuesday in Nairobi.

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