- Geoffrey Kamworor was hit by a motorcyclist on his Thursday morning run, according to the Daily Nation.
- The 27-year-old had surgery on Thursday, June 25, for a right tibia shaft fracture and a scalp laceration, the doctor who treated him told the Daily Nation.
- Kamworor was set to run the now-cancelled New York City Marathon and the World Half Marathon Championships on October 17.
Geoffrey Kamworor, the winner of last year’s New York City Marathon, was hit by a motorcyclist on his Thursday morning training run, according to the Daily Nation. The 27-year-old professional runner was hit from behind.
'I was one kilometre away from my home during my morning run when a speeding motorcycle hit me from behind, and I fell down injuring my leg,' Kamworor told the Daily Nation. 'I also got injuries in my head, and he helped me up and took me to the hospital where I was admitted.'
Kamworor went to St. Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, where he underwent surgery for a right tibia shaft fracture and a scalp laceration, Kenyan team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Victor Bargoria, M.D., told the Daily Nation.
He has now been discharged from hospital and given antibiotics, pain medication, and wound care to help with the healing. He will also undergo a leg CT scan and rehab, Bargoria told the Daily Nation.
And, world marathon record holder (and Kamworor’s training partner) Eliud Kipchoge had well-wishes for his teammate.
'The world is full of uncertainties, one of them is what happened to my teammate and friend,' he told the Daily Nation. 'I wish him a very quick recovery.'
Kamworor, who holds the world record for the men’s half marathon (58:01), was set to compete in the 2020 New York City Marathon, which was officially cancelled last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the World Half Marathon Championships, which was postponed from March to October 17.
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