Kenya suffers blow as Elijah Manangoi sustains injury
ATHLETICS By Titus Waweru | August 18th 2016
Kenya has suffered a major blow as World Silver medalist Elijah Manangoi will not feature in the 1500m Olympic finals in Rio after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Manangoi, who is the World 1,500m silver medallist, finished second in the second Heat in 3:46.83, losing to defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi from Algeria in 3:46.82.
He qualified with ease but after the race said he was “not good.” He indicated that he was pushed and a replay revealed he had contact with Makhloufi in the final 200m.
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