Kamworor eyeing good show at World Championships

Geoffrey Kamworor.

Geoffrey Kamworor celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metres during the Kenyan trials for the Tokyo Olympics Games on June 18, 2021 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Photo credit: Sila Kipagat | Nation Media Group

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  • Kamworor said that representing Kenya has always been his joy, and this will be his first time in the marathon race after competing in the World Half Marathon races, World Cross Country Championships and and in other races of the World Athletics Championships.

Three-time World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is optimistic that Kenya will do well at the World Athletics Championships to be held on July 15-24 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Kamworor, Valencia Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, the 2017 world marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui and the 2019 Hong Kong Marathon champion Barnabas Kiptum are in the men’s marathon team for the global event.

Kamworor, who is a two-time New York Marathon champion, told Nation Sport in an interview that he had limited time to train, but he is in good shape.

After the team was unveiled last week, athletes have been training individually unlike in previous years when the team went to camp for two to three months.

In April, Kamworor finished in 18th position in the Boston Marathon race.

He said that he was still on the road to recovering from an injury he got after he was knocked down by a motorcycle in 2020.

“I intensified training after taking a break after the Boston Marathon. I didn’t perform well, I really don’t know what happened. Sometimes things happen, I think this was one of those bad days for me,” he said.

Kamworor said that representing Kenya has always been his joy, and this will be his first time in the marathon race after competing in the World Half Marathon races, World Cross Country Championships and and in other races of the World Athletics Championships.

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