“Marcell will not be able to present himself at the starting blocks today, because he is still under observation in the emergency room of the Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, managed by the Italian NGO World Friends”. With these words, Paolo Camossi, Jacobs’ coach announced, as reported by Fidal, the forfeit of the 100-meter Olympic champion at the ‘Kipchoge Keino’ meeting in Nairobi.
The sprinter from Desenzanoo will not be in the race due to a gastrointestinal problem that also affected the physiotherapist accompanying him, Alberto Marcellini. So no seasonal debut in outdoor competitions and no challenge to the American Fred Kerley silver medalist at the Games.
“We would like to thank the staff and doctors, Gianfranco Morino and Washington Njogu – adds Camossi -, who were very attentive, cordial and professional with Marcell and with all of us. We also thank the staff of the Embassy of Italy, in particular the security officer, who have assisted us in this whole affair. ”
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