Three times world Half Marathon champion, Geoffrey Kamworor has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics due to an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old is also the 2017 New York marathon, and previous world record holder had hopes of a medal in the 10,000m after winning the national trials.
Kamworor made the announcement through his Facebook account when he said, ” This week I had to make the tough decision to skip the Olympics. I’m feeling very fit and in great shape, but unfortunately a painful spot in my foot is preventing me from running 25 laps on spikes by next week.
He won silver at the 2015 world championships in Beijing, behind Britain’s Mo Farah.
The injury comes after he was hit by a motorcycle while training near his home in June last year, suffering a fractured tibia.