Two times IAAF World half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor has ruled out quitting the track and cross country after his triumph last Sunday at the TSC New York Marathon.
The 24- year old, World Cross Country champion said he is not in a hurry to retire on the track and the cross country and will continue competing in those events putting an end to speculation about him shifting to road races.
Kamworor said he has set his eyes on having Kenya reclaim the men’s 5000m and 10,000m races at the world Olympics stage which have proved elusive for many years.
The runners said his recent win at the New York marathon will not make him get carried away and bring his track and cross country to an abrupt end for road race running.
In an interview with upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday night, Kamworor expressed his interest in defending his World Half Marathon title on March 24, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.
“I will appreciate if I will be afforded an opportunity of going to defend my World Half Marathon title next year on March 24th,” he said.
Kamworor said after the New York marathon victory he will be in consultation with his coach Patrick Sang, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics Games steeplechase silver medalist, and two time world silver medalist in 1991 and 1993, on how to approach the 2018 season.