News : Kamworor returns to action eight months after being run over
The world leader in the half marathon and one of the best long distance runners in the world, Geoffrey Kamworor, will return to competition next February. He will do it to run one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, that of Ras Al Kaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It will be on February 19.
It will have been almost eight months since he was hit by a car in Kenya while training. “I was a kilometer from home during my morning run when a speeding motorcycle hit me from behind and I fell, hurting my leg.” “Also my head and he helped me up and took me to the hospital where they admitted me,” explained the athlete himself after what happened in Eldoret, near where he resides. In addition, it will be one year since the last time Kipchoge’s partner competed.
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Geoffrey was preparing for the half marathon World Cup in Gdynia (Poland), where we eventually saw two spectacular races. In the men’s field, Jacob Kiplimo prevailed ahead of Kibiwott Kandie, who a couple of months later would snatch the World Record for distance in Valencia from his compatriot for almost 30 seconds (57:32). It is precisely at RAK that he will face off with both, Kandie and Kiplimo, in what will undoubtedly be a spectacular duel and, in terms of names, one of the best races ever. They will also be, among others, the Swiss Julien Wanders or the Ethiopian Wasihun.
Peres Jepchirchir, Ababel Yeshaneh, Yehualaw, Brigid Kosgei and Hellen Obiri are some of the stars who will participate in the women’s event.