Kamworor left out of half marathon team, Uganda picks Cheptegei

 Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei competes and breaks the world record in the men's 5000 metres event during the Diamond League Athletics Meeting at The Louis II Stadium in Monaco on August 14, 2020.

Photo credit: Matthias Hangst | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kamworor’s replacement is one of the sweeping changes Athletics Kenya have made to the team they had initially picked for the event
  • AK director of competitions, Paul Mutwii disclosed that they have entered a team of 10 athletes; five men and five women for the 24th edition of the world half marathon
  • Besides Jepchirchir, who hold women’s only half marathon world record of 1:05:34, the team has former mixed women’s half marathon world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei (1:04:51)

Defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor has been replaced as former champion Peres Jepchirchir earned a place in Team Kenya for the World Half Marathon Championships due October 17 in Gdynia, Poland.


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