NAIROBI (AFP) – 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.
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
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.