Olympic marathon champion, Peres Jepchirchir has withdrawn from next Monday’s world championships marathon due to a right hip injury, her agent has confirmed.
The 28 year-old became the first person to win the Olympic and New York City Marathons in a career span of three months. She then added the Boston in April, cementing her status as the world’s top marathoner.
According to Nation Media group, Jepchirchir first felt discomfort last week after which Team Kenya’s doctor advised her to rest.
Jepchirchir absence will leave the defending champion Ruth Chepngetich to steer the wheels as she will face Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh and Gotytom Gebreslase plus American record holder Keira D’Amato.