Kenyan athletes had a good day at the office in the 5000m event at the Diamond League meeting in London on Sunday afternoon. Hellen Obiri won the race, closely followed by her compatriot, Agnes Tirop.
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s representatives have reacted angrily after the organiser of the Diamond League event in Morocco said the Olympic champion had refused an invitation to run the 800 metres in Rabat.
Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
Caster Semenya’s shadow will hang over the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday even though the double Olympic 800 metres champion will be absent.