Three-time world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor and world record holder Letesenebt Gidey have withdrawn from the Agnes Tirop Memorial cross country championships set for tomorrow at the Lobo Village in Eldoret.
Tour director Barnaba Korir said that both Gidey and Kamworor, who come from the same Global Sports Communication management and have been training in Kaptagat, withdrew on the eve of the race
Korir said Kamworor has been advised by his doctor to stay away from cross country events due to the injuries he sustained in an accident in 2020.
“Kamworor was eager to compete at home but he has been advised that he can only run on flat surfaces like on track or road races,” said Korir, adding that Gidey has not been given permission from home owing to the political situation in the country.
“Gidey will be one of our guests in Lobo and will make some presentations,” said Korir.
Gidey holds world records in 5,000m (14:06.62), 10,000m (29:01.03) and Half marathon (1:02:52) while Kamworor, who is a former World Half Marathon record holder, is the 2015 and 2017 World Cross Country champion.