It's yet another roller coaster year for Geoffrey Kamworor. The 2015 world silver medallist has opted out of the Tokyo Olympics games due to an ankle injury he sustained during his training.
The three-time world half marathon champion, missed last year's world half marathon championship due to a road accident. After a successful surgery at his right tibia, Kamworor was able to make a seismic come-back.
Kenya became pregnant with an enormous expectations after Kamworor ran massive 27:01.06 to win Olympic trials in 10000m. It's no wonder the fans were disheartened to learn the unexpected news.
Kamworor was seen as a formidable contender in 10000m, so to Ugandans Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo. All eyes will be on the new sensation Rodgers Kwemoi who will enjoy being the underdog.
His manager Valentijn Trouw confirmed to BBC sports that indeed Kamworor will not feature in Tokyo Olympics. Sadly it was only on a penultimate day before the start of the biggest summer games.
The 28-year-old Kamworor express profound dissapointment due to his absence in Tokyo Olympics, he nonetheless promised to fight another day. In the meantime Athletics Kenya is expected to name the replacement of Kamworor.