World and Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha was left out of Kenya's 49-strong athletics team named on Sunday for next month's World Championships in Moscow.

The 24-year-old world record holder missed the championship trials due to a knee injury but the selectors said they would monitor his condition in the next week before deciding whether he would defend his world title at the August 10-18 event.

Olympic 800m bronze medallist Timothy Kitum will also not compete in Moscow after failing to qualify when he finished a poor sixth behind race winner Anthony Chemut.

Two rookies, Ferguson Rotich and Jeremia Mutai, who took second and third positions behind the 20-year-old Chemut were selected in the team.

Kenya squad:

Men

800m: Anthony Chemut, Ferguson Rotich, Jeremia Mutai

1500m: Silas Kiplagat, Asbel Kiprop, Nixon Chepseba

5000m: Isaiah Kiplangat Koech, Thomas Longosiwa, Edwin Soi, John Kipkoech

10000m: Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui, Kenneth Kipkemoi

3000m S/Chase: Conseslus Kipruto, Abel Mutai, Ezekiel Kemboi, Paul kipsiele Koech

Marathon: Bernard Koech, Michael Kipyego, Bernard Kipyego, Peter Some, Nicholas Kipkemboi

4 x 400m Relay: Alphas Leken Kishoyian, Moses Kertich, Boniface Mweresa, Mike Mokamba, Boniface Mucheru, Vincent Kosgei

Javelin: Julius Yego

Women

400m: Maureen Jelagat

800m: Eunice Sum, Janeth Jepkosgei, Winnie Chebet

1500m: Hellen Obiri, Faith Chepngetich, Nancy Jebet Langat

5000m: Mercy Cherono, Viola Kibiwott, Margaret Wangare

10000m: Gladys Cherono, Emily Chebet, Sally Kaptich Chepyego

3000m S/Chase: Milcah Chemos Cheywa, Gladys Kipkemoi, Hyvin Kiyeng, Lydia Chepkurui

Marathon: Edna Kiplagat, Lucy Kabuu, Eunice Jepkirui.

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