World Champion Tamirat Tola Pulls Out of Men's Race at London Marathon, Reason Emerges

World Champion Tamirat Tola Pulls Out of Men's Race at London Marathon, Reason Emerges

  • World champion Tamira Tola will not be featuring in the men's race at the London marathon in October
  • This is because the Ethiopian runner has not recovered from fatigue having done well at the 2022 WAC in Oregon
  • The 31-year-old has expressed that he is not happy about the development but stressed to come back stronger

Ethiopian long-distance runner Tamirat Tola will not be competing at the London marathon in men's race as the 31-year-old is yet to recover from fatigue after the 2022 World Athletics Championship.

This latest development means that the reigning world champion has pulled out of the London 2022 marathon race scheduled to hold in October.

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World champion Tamirat Tola pulls out of men's race at London marathon. Photo by Patrick Smith
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According to the report on BBC, Tamirat Tola confirmed that it is sad that he won't be able to represent his country at the London marathon.

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Tamirat Tola's reaction about London marathon

"Unfortunately, since the World Championships I have had problems with muscle fatigue and have not yet been able to resume training,"

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Tola was a team medallist for Ethiopia at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, having had top six finishes.

In 2017 he participated in the World Championships held in London, winning the silver in the Marathon, with a time of 2:09:49.

Ivorian Sprint Queen Marie Josée Ta Lou Celebrates Wildly After Smashing African Record

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Ivorian sprinter Marie Josée Ta Lou unleashed her emotions as she smashed the African record in the women's 100-metres race at the Diamond League in Monaco on Wednesday, August 10.

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Ta Lou run an incredible time of 10.72s to finish third behind Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson, who came in second with a personal best of 10.71 seconds and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who clocked 10.62 seconds.

Despite finishing as the second runner-up in a ridiculously fast-paced race with all seven competitors running under 11 seconds, Ta Lou ended up shattering her personal best and the African record.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, the three-time African Games 100m champion was filled with excitement after enshrining her legacy as the sprint legend on the continent.

The 33-year-old Ta Lou will hope to maintain her momentum or even improve as she chases her first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship next year, after finishing second and third in 2019 and 2017 respectively.

Source: Sports Brief News