Does anyone actually believe this? Perhaps it's just another example of poor reporting or management in Kenya. Maybe Kiprop just wants to run the 800 at KenyanTrials since he's got a bye to Worlds?
Some website wrote:
Kenya will be selecting its team for the Worlds on Friday. Okeyo said they aim to pick at least 60 athletes. Kenya sent a team of 49 to the 2013 championships in Moscow.
"I know an athlete like Kiprop, the 1,500m world champion, has indicated that he wants to run in 800m and not his traditional 1,500m. He has the qualification time in both, but it is good he remains in the four-lap and focuses on it, and if we see we have a weakness in 800m, then we can allow him to double," said Okeyo.
"But even that is dependent on the programme of events in Beijing. All these have to be looked into before one is allowed to double up."
If he did double at Worlds, there is no overlap with the 1500 but the 3 rounds of the 800 are before the start of the 1500.