Cheptegei pulls out of World Championships 5000m race

first_img31402Ryan HILLUSA13:07.61i13:05.69 Kerron Clement, like Felix, has been a stalwart of American athletics for over a decade and the Trinidad-born star will be seeking his third individual world title here. The 31-year-old Olympic champion looked in sublime form in his semi-final, allowing Norwegian youngster Karsten Warholm to hare off in the lead before reeling him in in the finishing straight. “I keep pulling it out this season,” said Clement. “I trust my strength and I know I am the best off that last hurdle.” Warholm — if he keeps his head — and another American TJ Holmes could be Clement’s greatest threatsWomen’s Shot Put finalAfter claiming six major silver or bronze medals since the 2008 Olympic Games, China’s Gong Lijiao has a major opportunity to claim a maiden title. The 28-year-old has won three Diamond League meets this season and with reigning champion Christina Schwanitz and four-time champion Valerie Adams both absent this season, Gong surely won’t have too many better chances to add a global title to her resume.Men’s 200m Semi-FinalsWayde van Niekerk faces a sharp turnaround after defending his 400m title in style. The South African ran a blistering final bend to put the race out of reach and with neither Usain Bolt nor Botswanan Isaac Makwala in contention in the 200m, the 25-year-old looks a good bet for a rare double should he safely negotiate the semi-final. 131357Jacob KIPLIMOUGA13:13.6413:13.64 17852Aron KIFLEERI13:13.3113:13.31 91177Brahim KAAZOUZIMAR13:16.9813:16.98 Share on: WhatsApp 91192Mohamed SAMBEMTN 181076Kemoy CAMPBELLJAM13:14.45i13:14.45i 41212Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR13:20.1613:20.16 7954Mohamed FARAHGBR13:00.7012:53.11 5650Morgan MCDONALDAUS13:15.8313:15.83 8651Sam MCENTEEAUS13:17.5513:17.55 201315Gabriel Gerald GEAYTAN13:20.3513:20.35 5733Zouhair AOUADBRN13:15.5313:14.16 20662Hayle IBRAHIMOVAZE13:19.9413:09.17 141291Daud MOHAMEDSOM14:57.84 10758Justyn KNIGHTCAN13:17.5113:17.51 5000M HEATS STARTING LISTS 151316Giniki GISAMODATAN13:13.2413:13.24 3686Bashir ABDIBEL13:11.8713:06.10 161133Davis KIPLANGATKEN13:18.8113:16.35 Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei celebrates taking silver after the men’s 10,000m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 4, 2017. He has pulled out of the 5000m raceCheptegei pulls out of World Championships 5000mKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There will be no double attempt by Joshua Cheptegei at the World Championships. Team Uganda last night pulled him out of the 5000m race after he complained about fatigue and an injury he suffered during his stunning 10,000m silver run on Friday.National coach Faustine Kiwa confirmed the development, having talked to Cheptegei and the team coaches Tuesday afternoon on phone. “ He complained he had been spiked in the 10,000m race, and also felt his body was tired,” Kiwa revealed.At the back of the team’s decision should have been Cheptegei’s collapse at the World Cross Country Championships in March, that he has just recently recovered from.Had he gone ahead to run and win a medal in the 5000m, he would have been the first Ugandan to win double medals.The race hopes for Uganda now fall on youngsters,  Jacob Kiplimo, the world junior cross country champions, and Stephen Kissa.Cheptegei is however still expected to feature in the lucrative Diamond League 5000m final in Zurich later this month. It is still expected to be Mo FaraH’s last 5000m track race.Day six highlights for the IAAF World Championships on Wednesday:Men’s 5000 metres heatsMo Farah may have emerged battered and bruised from his superb victory in the 10,000 metres but he will be intent on not seeing his farewell to track championships go awry in an event in which he has won the last five global titles (three world and two Olympics). The 34-year-old should have a routine qualification ahead of Saturday’s grand finale but at least his presence will boost the morale of the home spectators who unlike London 2012 have had precious little to cheer about despite packing the stadium night after night.Women’s 400 metres finalThis could be one of the races of the championships as it has everything in a potboiler of a plot. American track legend Allyson Felix is bidding for a 10th world gold medal (4 individual gold, 5 relay) but standing in her way is the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo. The 31-year-old American may have beaten her younger rival in the 2015 world final but the latter got her revenge in the biggest arena of the Olympic final last year and in the most dramatic fashion, stealing the title from under her nose with a spectacular dive for the line and getting the nod by 0.07 of a second. The third major final meeting between the duo promises fireworks.Men’s 400 metres hurdles final 131007Richard RINGERGER13:19.4713:10.94 ORDER / LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYSB 2017PB 21631Kadar Omar ABDULLAHIARTcenter_img ORDER / LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYSB 2017PB 19839Jamal Abdi DIRIEHDJI13:13.4513:13.45 2893Selemon BAREGAETH12:55.5812:55.58 121409Eric JENKINSUSA13:05.85i13:05.85i 19896Muktar EDRISETH12:55.2312:54.83 6738Albert Kibichii ROPBRN13:04.8212:51.96 61147Cyrus RUTTOKEN13:03.4413:03.44 7897Hagos GEBRHIWETETH12:47.53 8978Marc SCOTTGBR13:22.3713:22.37 21749Mohammed AHMEDCAN13:04.60i13:01.74 10850Awet HABTEERI13:16.0913:16.09 111172Soufiyan BOUQANTARMAR13:14.0613:14.06 121141Josphat Kiprono MENJOKEN13:19.8812:55.95 4899Yomif KEJELCHAETH13:01.2112:53.98 14950Andrew BUTCHARTGBR13:11.4513:08.61 16655Patrick TIERNANAUS13:13.4413:13.44 111382Paul Kipkemoi CHELIMOUSA13:08.6213:03.90 171358Stephen KISSAUGA13:13.0013:13.00 15691Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL13:22.1813:22.18 18867Illias FIFAESP13:17.3913:05.61 11296David KULANGSSD13:54.69 21042Lakshmanan GOVINDANIND14:02.9013:36.62 1734Birhanu BALEWBRN13:09.9313:09.26last_img

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