After The Outrageous French Protest Got Him Disqualified, Ezekiel Kemboi Quickly Unretires: “I will be coming to London 2017 to re-claim my medal from France. No limits.”

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by LetsRun.com
August 18, 2018

Yesterday’s men’s steeplechase final was full of drama. First, the most decorated steeplechaser in history, Ezekiel Kemboi, was unable to join Usain Bolt as the only man to win three golds in the same running event at the Olympics as he had to settle for the bronze (LRC Final Evan Jager Wins Silver As Kenya’s Dominance In The Steeplechase Continues As Conseslus Kipruto Wins Gold, Ezekiel Kemboi Wins Bronze Gets DQed And Retires). After the race, he promptly retired (LRC Farewell To The GOAT: Ezekiel Kemboi, The World’s Greatest Steeplechaser, Retires). Then after a protest by France, he was disqualified because he stepped on a line on a curve more than a mile before the finish line.

Kemboi after yesterday's race

Kemboi after yesterday’s race

As a result of that DQ, the 24-year old Kemboi today  said he’ll be back in 2017 as he wrote this morning on facebook, “I had opted to retire right after the Olympics only if i had come home with this medal….now i feel that i have to bring back this medal not by protesting again but right on track. Kemboi is not retired i will be coming to London 2017 to re-claim my medal from France. No limits.”

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