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Kamworor eyeing Boston marathon title

Three-time world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor has set his focus to run well, at the Boston marathon set for April 18th in the United States of America.

The two time New York City marathon champion said he has been healed from the groin injury and preparing for the race set to attract top runners from across the world.

After pulling out of the Agnes Tirop Memorial World Tour Cross country championships held last month in Eldoret after picking a groin injury in the last minutes after announcing to give a serious competition against top runners in the world.

He won the world half marathon titles in 2014 in Copenhagen in Denmark, before defending his title two years later in Cardiff, United Kingdom and rounded up at the 2018 show in Valencia, Spain.

The Keiyo based runner who has dominated in cross country championships, won the world cross country titles in 2015 in Guiyang, China before defending in 2017 at the Kampala Uganda and finished third in the 2019 edition in Gdynia, Denmark.

“I was well prepared for the Agnes Tirop World Cross Country Tour but it was very unfortunate that in the last two weeks to the race I got an injury. That groin injury was the reason for pulling out,” said the former world Athletics championships 10,000m silver medalist.

With Boston ahead of him, he decided that he was not going to compete at the race, with the course having mud and other obstacles that may ruin his injury more.

“With that course, I saw that it is better not to run because the mud and the way the course could not allow me to compete. I had to evade the tough course to avoid more problems after the race,” he added.

The former world cross country junior champion will be joining a host of top athletes at the Boston marathon hoping to run to the podium as he did in the New York City Marathon.

“For now, I can say I am in top form just trying to train by sharpening skills and am ready. Right now I am going on well with my training ahead of the Boston marathon,” he added.

He said that his current schedule is training and training, sharpening his skills for the big test in one of the World Marathon Majors that kicked off last weekend in the Tokyo marathon when his training mate and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge won with a course record. Just as his other training mate Laban Korir with Brigid Kosgei winning the women’s title.

“I have nothing much to do but my focus is on training for the race. And I want to say that I am ready for the challenge at the race,” he added.

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