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Kemboi to quit after Rio and take up golf

17 September 2013, 14:30

Eldoret - Charismatic Kenyan steeplechaser Ezekiel Kemboi has announced plans to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics where he will aim at winning a third Olympic gold.

"I have represented Kenya for 13 consecutive years. I will finish my career in Rio in 2016," he said at an awards ceremony at his home of Eldoret in Kenya's Rift Valley region.

As for his retirement plans, the two-time Olympic and triple world champion said he "will turn to play golf" -- drawing laughs from Kenya Olympic Committee chairman Kipchoge Keino. Golf makes a comeback as an Olympic discipline at the 2016 games.

The colourful 31-year-old athlete overcame young steeplechase pretender Conseslus Kipruto to win his third world title in Moscow last month.

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