Recovering Kamworor resumes light training


Recovering Kamworor resumes light training
FILE: Geoffrey Kamworor celebrates winning the Kenya Police Cross Country Championships, staged at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi on January 13,2018. Photo/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Three-time world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is stepping up his recovery after suffering a minor injury setback last month
  • The half marathon world record holder was involved in a minor accident after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle while training in Eldoret, sustaining knocks on his head and ankle

Three-time world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is stepping up his recovery after suffering a minor injury setback last month.

The half marathon world record holder was involved in a minor accident after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle while training in Eldoret, sustaining knocks on his head and ankle.

Kamworor said he has already resumed light training as he aims to return to full training next month.

“At the moment I am doing very well. I have only resumed light training at home where I am doing workouts like cycling as I target to resume full training in two weeks’ time,” Kamworor told Citizen Digital.

The athlete who trains at the Global Communications camp in Kaptagat has also rued the global spread of coronavirus which ended his dream of defending his New York City marathon this year due to cancellation of the event.

The organisers of the New York City marathon have also cancelled this year’s race which was slated for November 1.

The 27-year-old was also set to lead Kenyan team for the world half marathon event which was slated for Gydnia, Poland on March 29 before the biannual event was postponed to October 17.

“It is something that nobody expected and it has not only affected sports but also other sectors. Of course, for us (athletes) it has been a big blow but we thank God for giving us good health, which for me is the most important thing then others will follow,” said Kamworor.

Similarly, Kamworor was also in the hunt for his maiden Olympics gold medal and while he missed out on the marathon team, he was expected to compete in the 10,000m race at the Summer Games.

The global showpiece was also postponed to the summer of 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, exactly a year after the original dates.

For Kamworor however, it is a case of a blessing in disguise as the postponed events give him more time to recover and return to his best.

“I think now that there is no action it is basically a recovery period,” he said.

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