NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s world marathon record holder
Dennis Kimetto is not throwing in the towel on his
return to winning marathon despite another failed
attempt in Vienna, Austria on Sunday.
set a 2:02.57 world marathon record time back in 2014 in
Berlin, faced myriad injuries which forced him to either
fail to finish races or not to compete at all.
His last two
marathon finishes were in London in 2015 where he was
second and in 2016 where he ended up ninth.
old Kenyan, was hoping to rekindle his career in Vienna
after a series of injury frustrations but that was never
yet another ankle injury and was painfully hobbling at
the 30km mark and had to pull out all together.
“I was in
great shape and my body was feeling okay when I started
the race,” Kimetto told the IAAF on Tuesday.
started falling apart after the halfway mark when the
calf injury recurred.”
said he will return to his training camp in Kaptagat for
treatment before making another comeback.
Ethiopia Buze Diriba headlines the elite field for New
York Healthy Kidney 10km on April 29. The woman who was
fourth in the Houston half in 66:50 is joined by
American Laura Thweatt, plus Kenya’s Monicah Ngige
(31:55), Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia and American
Lindsey Scherf (32:33).