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Athletics - Olympic champs Rudisha, Kipruto lead Kenya team to London
June 25, 2017 / 4:10 AM / 6 months ago

Athletics - Olympic champs Rudisha, Kipruto lead Kenya team to London

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha, world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and former Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi have made the team for this year’s world championships despite skipping trials.

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Victory Ceremony - Men's 800m Victory Ceremony - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. Gold medalist David Lekuta Rudisha (KEN) of Kenya reacts. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/Files

Three-times 1,500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and 800m prospect Ferguson Rotich were also included despite performing badly in the trials held over the weekend in Nairobi.

Kiprop failed to finish the 1,500m which was won by Ronald Kwemoi.

Olympic champions Conseslus Kipruto (3,000 metres steeplechase) and Faith Kipyegong (1500m) were named in the team after winning their races.

Editing by George Obulutsa and Ed Osmond

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