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Abraham Kibiwot and Alice Aprot out of Africa Team

The 2018 Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot and former Africa 10,000m champion Alice Nawouna Aprot and have been ruled out of the 22nd edition of the Senior Africa Athletics championships that will begin this week in Reduit, Mauritius.

The duo picked injuries while in camp ahead of team departure today ahead of the continental championships to be staged at the Cote d’Or National Sports Complex.

With the championships set to kick off Wednesday to Sunday.

Kibiwott will be replaced by his training mate and former Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto.

Kipruto will now team up with reigning Olympics bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen and Geoffrey Kirwa.

Aprot with a hip injury won’t be replaced, leaving Purity Komen and Brilliant Jepkorir to carry the Kenyan flag in this race.

Benjamin Kigen beats Olympic champion in Zurich

The Tokyo 2020 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen was in great shape when he pulled an expected kick to lift the Diamond League trophy for the first time at the Wanda Diamond League series that were held on Thursday (9) night in Zurich.

The Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion who led a Kenya’s podium sweep at the Paris Diamond lived to his hyped expectations as he defeated the Olympic champion Soufiane EL Bakkali who missed out on a first career Diamond Trophy.

Kigen, 28, pulled away from the Moroccon almost at the finish line to claim victory in 8:17.45. EL Bakkali had no option but to settle in second place in 8:17.70.

Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist Abraham Kibiwot came home in third in 8:18.16.

Another Kenyan, Leonard Kipkemoi Bett who finished in second place in Paris managed to cross the line in fourth in 8:20.20 with Getnet Wale from Ethiopian finishing in fifth in 8:21.11

Benjamin Kigen runs world lead as Conseslus Kipruto falters in Paris

The battle between the former and current Olympic champions never happened as the two bowed out of the race at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that was held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

The 2020 Tokyo champion, Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco was the first to bow out as he collided to the first barrier forcing him to pull out while Conseslus Kipruto pulled out in the third round of the race.

The race had its uniqueness as Tokyo bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen led 1-2-3.

The 2019 African games gold medallist started pulling away from the group at the bell and continued to increase his momentum creating a gap at the last 20m to cross the line with one of his finest kick clocking a world lead time of 8.07.12.

The 28 year-old was followed by the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships gold medallist Abraham Kibiwot who crossed the line in 8:09.35 with Leonard Kipkemoi Bett closing the podium three finishes in 8:10.21.

Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale finished in fourth place  in 8:13.31 while Hillary Bor from the United States finished a distant ninth in 8:21.02.

LEADING RESULTS

3000m Steeplechase Men

  1. Benjamin Kigen  (KEN) 8:07.12
  2. Abraham Kibiwot (KEN) 8:09.35
  3. Leonard Bett (KEN) 8:10.21
  4. Getnet Wale (ETH) 8:13.31
  5. Matthew Hughes (CAN) 8:13.77