Published: Aug 16, 10:55a ET
Updated: Aug 16, 10:55a ET

Kenyan world champion Kiprop out of Daegu team

NAIROBI, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Kenya's world half-marathon champion and African 10,000 metres champion Wilson Kiprop has dropped out of the east African nation's team for the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, because of injury, officials said on Tuesday.

His place has been taken by Paul Kipngetich Tanui, who won a silver medal at the world cross country championships in Punta Umbria, Spain, in March.

Tanui finished fifth at last month's national championships, which served as qualifying for the world championships starting on Aug.27.

"Wilson pulled a hamstring during training and subsequently dropped out of the team," Athletics Kenya secretary general David Okeyo told reporters.

Tanui joins Peter Kirui and Martin Mathathi, who were first and third respectively in the national championships.

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