KIPRUTO CORNELIUS RULED OUT OF NEXT WEEK’S MONACO LEG OF THE DIAMOND LEAGUE AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

KIPRUTO CORNELIUS has been ruled out of next week’s Monaco leg of the Diamond League after testing positive for Covid-19.

World and Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has tested positive for Covid-19.

This comes a day after completing his preparations for 3,000 metres steeplechase race at Monaco’s Stade Louis II where he had promised a sub eight-minute run.

Kipruto wants to break the world record under eight minutes “I’m looking forward to the race which I want to run under eight minutes” He said.

In his Instagram page, Kipruto said he had tested positive for coronavirus despite strictly adhering to all MOH protocols. He said he is asymptomatic.

“Unfortunately my Covid-19 test, as part of the Monaco-Protocol, came back positive and therefore I can’t be part of the Monaco Diamond League on August 14th,” posted Kipruto.

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