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Friday, July 29, 2005

Bahrain Plans to Take Kenyan Runner On Board

Wesley Cheruiyot allegedly faked sickness during the World Youth Championships in Marrakech, Morocco. Athletics Kenya (AK) chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said Cheruiyot plans to defect to Bahrain and running in Marrakech was going to spoil his chances. Kiplagat said the runner was misled by another defector to Bahrain that he risked missing the deal if he competed for Kenya.

Kiplagat said world youth 1,500m champion, Dennis Chepkurui, who is a neighbour of Cheruiyot, took him aside and convinced him that running for Kenya would mess his chances of defection. The runner, Kiplagat said, is already talking with Bahrain, who plans to take him on board. Read More ....

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