Ezekiel Kemboi to switch to marathons

Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi says that he is considering giving up the track to focus on marathon running.

Kenyan athlete Ezekiel Kemboi has claimed that his Olympic gold medal victory in the men's 3000m steeplechase is likely to be his last race on the track.

The world champion clinched the top honour last night but has since decided to put his focus into marathons.

"I finished the race in the outside lane because I am heading to marathon from here," Kemboi to Standard Digital News. "I want to end my track career on a high, like my friend Didier Drogba left European football while at the top.

"I will sit down with my coach Moses Kiptanui and plan for the marathon future. I am done with track. I have had enough of it and must move on now."

Kemboi is facing charges in his home country for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend.

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Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
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