Marcell Jacobs, low in Nairobi due to an intestinal virus


the italian athlete Marcell Jacobs, Olympic champion in the 100 meters, withdrew from the Kip Keino Cassic meeting in Nairobi due to an intestinal virus who forced him to spend last night in a hospital in Kenya’s capital, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

In his first outdoor race of the season, Jacobs this Saturday will face Tokyo 2020 Olympic runner-up, American Fred Kerley, and another Italian with a score of less than ten seconds, Filipo Tortu, among others.

Jacobs is set to make his outdoor debut on May 18 in Savona (Italy) with 200 races and ten days later he was announced for the Diamond League meeting in Eugene (Oregon, USA), but in recent days has failed he also signed up for the Nairobi rally.

His coach, Paolo Camossi, thanked the sprinter for the help: “We would like to thank the staff and doctors Gianfranco Morino and Washington Njogu, who have been very helpful, kind and professional to Marcell and all of us. We also thank the staff of the Italian Embassy, ​​specifically the security officer, who gave us assistance throughout this matter, ”he said.

Source: La Verdad


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