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Kiprotich misses out on Tokyo Olympics qualification

Kiprotich misses out on Tokyo Olympics qualification
Stephen Kiprotich won Gold at the 2012 London Olympics. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Uganda’s celebrated Marathon runner Stephen Kiprotich will not be part of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

This was confirmed on Sunday, April 18 as he failed to post a time that would have seen him seal a spot at the showpiece slated for August.

With Uganda expected to field three marathon runners in Tokyo, Kiprotich needed to ran under 2:08:25 but couldn’t.

In the end, at the NN Mission Marathon In Netherlands, the former Olympic gold medallist could only manage a time of 2:09:04, finishing 5th in the race that was won by Kenya’s World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

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Coming into the race, Kiprotich had to beat the times Felix Chemonges got 2:05.12, Fred Musobo finished with (2:06.56), and Solomon Mutai (2:08.25) so as to qualify.

The other Ugandan in the race, Geoffrey Kusuro finished 6th thus also failing to book a slot in Tokyo.

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