Kamworor operated on in Eldoret after freak road accident

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya poses after winning the men's race of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon in New York on November 3, 2019.

Photo credit: Timothy Clary | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The world half marathon record holder was hit from behind by a speeding motorcycle, sustaining injuries on his head and ankle
  • It was double tragedy for Kamworor, 28, after organisers on Thursday cancelled November’s New York City marathon where he would have defended his title
  • Kamworor was among the first athletes to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic after World Athletics postponed the World Half Marathon Championships from March to October 17

Multiple world cross country and half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is recovering in an Eldoret hospital after he was injured in a freak accident while on his Thursday morning run.

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