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Three times World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics due to a foot injury, his representative said.

Kamworor who won silver at the 2015 world championships in Beijing, behind Britain’s Mo Farah, has expressed his disappointment at not going to Tokyo Olympics.

“Geoffrey was in wonderful shape. Unfortunately, he developed a painful spot in his which is preventing him from being able to run 25 laps on the track on spikes” his manager Valentijin Trouw told Reuters.

The 2019 New York Marathon champion and former world record holder had anticipated his participation at the Tokyo Olympics but the injury has now forced him out.

Though he was “very disappointed.” Jos Hermens who also represents Kenya said.

With the world’s greatest sporting event delayed for a year due to the conronavirus pandemic, the Olympic officially kicks off on Friday, the 28 year-old Kenyan is still hopeful of future participation in major athletics events.

“But he is a very positive person, always looking ahead to future and making new plans”

The former world record holder had suffered a fractured tibia after he was hit by a motorcycle while training near his home in June 2020.

The final of the 10,000m race is scheduled to be held on 30 July. 

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